Butyric acid is a saturated short-chain fatty acid that may have the ability to suppresses colorectal cancer.
In this article, we list claims of potential benefits and/or side-effects of butyric acid (4:0) that we have found research on. Every claim is listed with all of its sources. We get these claims from our Nutrition Tool.
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Research-Backed Beneficial Claims Of Butyric Acid (4:0)
These are some of the potential research-backed health benefits of butyric acid (4:0).
Butyric Acid (4:0) - Cancer
About this claim
Cancer is when abnormal cells divide without control in your body, making you ill. Research shows that some nutrients can play a vital role in the treatment of various cancers, but also as one prevention method.
Research sources for this claim
- Compound Summary Butyric acid ◳
- Putatively suppresses colorectal cancer
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