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Butyric Acid (4:0): One Research-Backed Benefit

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).

1. Cancer

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

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Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator


I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family. Nutrition is my passion. I have spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies. Nutrition is the foundation you build a healthy and fulfilling life upon!