2012 年 1 巻 3 号 p. 499-504
There have been several reports on exercise prescriptions and the effects of exercise on various diseases, particularly for fat metabolism disorder. In recent years, notably from the latter half of the 1990s, studies on effective exercise prescriptions for fat metabolism disorder have taken into account the type of exercise content (type, intensity and duration per session) that has beneficial effects on fat metabolism disorder and the post-exercise recovery period. These studies have analysed the fat oxidation rate as a parameter for examining the beneficial effects of exercise on fat metabolism disorder. In this review, studies, undertaken in Japan and overseas, are introduced that are related to exercise and the fat oxidation rate.