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Short-chain fatty acid (SCFA)
SCFAs are fatty acids with fewer than six carbon atoms. They are derived from the fermentation of indigestible foods by the gut microbiota. Certain SCFAs may help regulate appetite, maintain glucose homeostasis, and protect the intestinal epithelial barrier.
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