2012 年 1 巻 3 号 p. 541-545
Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death in many developed countries. Impaired clearance of postprandial triacylglycerol has been associated with an increase in cardiovascular disease risk. Physical activity can reduce many cardiovascular disease risk factors including postprandial triacylglycerol concentrations. Public health guidelines suggest that physical activity can be accumulated in several short bouts throughout the day, with a minimum duration of 10 minutes per activity bout. Until recently, limited evidence was available to support the effect of accumulating physical activity on postprandial lipaemia. Thus, the authors conducted a series of investigations to examine the influence of accumulated physical activity on postprandial lipaemia. The implications of the research findings are discussed in keeping with practical guidance for those wishing to engage in exercise that will lower postprandial triacylglycerol concentrations.