Table 4.

Relationships between fermentation products, epithelial kinetics, and adduct formationa

Fecal pHAmmoniap-CresolsPhenolsAcetatePropionateButyrateTotal SCFAs
Crypt height
 Pearson correlation−0.206−0.130−0.079−0.1000.2400.2150.1140.244b
P0.090.300.520.410.050.090.400.05
Proliferation
 Pearson correlation−0.024−0.159−0.026−0.1940.0590.1970.1770.163
P0.850.210.830.110.640.120.180.20
Apoptosis
 Pearson correlation0.224−0.175−0.0150.161−0.199−0.362c−0.325b−0.320b
P0.070.160.900.190.110.0030.0130.01
Sum of O6MeG
 Pearson correlation0.377c−0.0640.234b0.0460.029−0.214−0.234−0.096
P0.0020.610.0490.700.810.090.070.45
  • aCorrelation for fecal measures versus DNA adducts and epithelial cell kinetics was undertaken by Pearson bivariate, one-tailed, parametric correlation tests.

  • bSignificant at P < 0.05.

  • cSignificant at P < 0.01.