1972 年 36 巻 1-2 号 p. 21-27
Saline sodium bicarbonate hot spring bath (of Shirahama Spa). influences lipid metabolism.
But it made no notable change by single bath.
The increase and decreases of steroids and of fatty acids were observed by means of small amount measurement.
After serial bathings for about a month there were marked increases and decreases of serum lipid, total cholesterol, cholesterol ester, NEFA, & phospho-lipid.
It was observed that dissolution of fat in the body was induced and that hypercholesterolemia was cured by normalization and blood cholesterol was reduced nearly to normal.
Thus the author proved the efficacy of saline sodium bicarbonate hot spring bath from the study of lipid.