Table 4

Digestive symptom intensity (ranged from 0 to 3) in elderly health volunteers during the basal (2 wks), scFOS (4 wks) and follow-up (4 wks) periods (n = 12, mean ± SEM)

Basal period

scFOS period

Follow-up period


Excessive flatus

0

0,83 ± 0,3a

0,25 ± 0,13

Bloating

0

0,67 ± 0,26a

0,33 ± 0,14

Borborygmi

0

0

0

Abdominal pain

0

0,42 ± 0,23

0,25 ± 0,13


Symptom intensity was rated as follow: 0: no symptom ; 1: mild symptoms; 2: moderate symptoms; 3: severe symptoms

a different from basal period (P < 0.05)

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