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Table 1 Composition of fecal bile acids detected by UPLC–MS (abundance)

From: Fecal microbiota and bile acid interactions with systemic and adipose tissue metabolism in diet-induced weight loss of obese postmenopausal women

  PreWL Percent PostWL Percent Paired T test
Conjugated BA
 Taurocholic 76   90   
 Taurochenodeoxycholic 21   61   
 Glycochenodeoxycholic 74   344   
 Glycoursocholic 13   127   
 Glycolithocholic 32   8   
Total conjugated BA 216 1.2 620 4.8 0.08
Unconjugated BA
 Lithocholic 5573 30.6 2372 18.4 0.11
 Isolithocholic 1399 7.7 7.2 5.5 0.14
 Muricholic + 3-β-muricholic 114 0.6 66 0.5 0.47
 Cholic 1049 5.8 3796 29.5 0.47
 Deoxycholic 9306 51.1 4721 36.7 0.07
 Ursocholic 565 3.1 550 4.3 0.97
Total unconjugated BA 18,222 98.8 12,847 95.5 0.07
Total bile acids 18,625 100 13,786 100 0.02
  1. Abundance is presented a counts from UPLC–MS analysis in fecal specimens
  2. PreWL preweight loss, PostWL post weight loss, BA bile acid