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Fig. 4

From: Physical activity enhances the improvement of body mass index and metabolism by inulin: a multicenter randomized placebo-controlled trial performed in obese individuals

Fig. 4

Effect of voluntary exercise and inulin supplementation on the gut microbiota composition in mice. Measure of alpha-diversity indexes: chao-1 (A), number of observed species (B), Shannon (C), Simpson (D), Simpson-evenness (E), and Heip-evenness (F). A two-way ANOVA was performed for evaluating the effects of inulin, exercise and the interaction between both variables (Inulin x exercise), between the four groups receiving a high-fat diet. The black dotted line represents the result obtained in the group of mice fed with a standard diet. Multiples comparisons were then assessed using Tukey’s post hoc test. A different letter was attributed to the groups when the variations between these groups are significant. G Principal coordinate analysis (PCoA) of the Bray-Curtis distance (β-diversity index), colored by group. H Barplots representing the mean of relative abundance of phyla in each group

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