Day of Supplementation Straining Placebo B. coagulans P value Δ
(N=20) MTCC 5856
  (N=18)
Baseline (Day 0) No 17 15 0.407
Yes 2 5
End of Study (Day 30) No 11 15 1
Yes 0 1
Table 5: Number of participants who experienced at least one bowel movement that required straining to stop defecation, during the 30 Day supplementation with either B. coagulans MTCC 5856 or Placebo. Δ Between-group comparisons were made using the Fisher’s exact test.