Table 11.

Azoreductase activities in fecal samples

SubjectAzoreductase activity (μmol/h/g of feces)
Control period (n = 6)Test period (n = 6)Posttest period (n = 3)
11.05 (0.06)a1.01 (0.09)b3.15c
20.96 (0.28)1.03 (0.15)1.15 (0.07)
31.13 (0.18)1.04 (0.14)0.90 (0.13)
41.64 (0.14)1.63 (0.20)1.23 (0.15)
50.93 (0.17)0.82 (0.13)0.92 (0.14)
62.39 (0.32)0.95 (0.11)1.28 (0.27)
71.58 (0.29)1.25 (0.18)1.15 (0.22)
81.14 (0.19)1.05 (0.23)b1.05c
90.85 (0.17)0.79 (0.04)0.89 (0.12)
101.46 (0.19)1.26 (0.07)1.98 (0.99)
  • a Mean (standard error of the mean).

  • b n = 2.

  • c n = 1.