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Impact of molecular hydrogen on the innate immune activity and survival

In Animal studies, Inflammation by CHESS

Recently, molecular hydrogen has been reported to have a suppressive effect on inflammation in human and rodent models. The aim of this study was to evaluate the preventive effects of hydrogen-rich water (HRW) on zebrafish challenged by Aeromonas hydrophila. The authors have found an increased survival rate of bacteria-challenged zebrafish subjected to the HRW immersion treatment. Furthermore, they have revealed …

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Hydrogen-rich water decreases anxiety-related behaviors and oxidative stress

In Animal studies, Nervous system by CHESS

In Japan, the effects of reduced water, such as hydrogen-rich electrolyzed reduced water and natural reduced water, like Hita Tenryosui water®, have been examined. The purpose of the present study was to identify the role of natural reduced water in anxiety and blood biochemical analysis. Natural reduced water and distilled water were administered to rats for 180 consecutive days, and …

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Hydrogen-rich saline prevents bone loss in diabetes

In Animal studies, Metabolism by CHESS

As an antioxidant molecule, hydrogen has been received much more attention and reported to be used as the treatment strategy for various diseases. In this study, the authors hypothesize that systemic delivery of hydrogen saline water may improve the reservation of bone tissue in the tibias and femurs of osteoporotic rats caused by diabetes mellitus (DM), which is characterized by …

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Hydrogen-rich water prevents cigarette smoke-induced pulmonary emphysema

In Animal studies, Lung by CHESS

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is predominantly a cigarette smoke (CS)-triggered disease with features of chronic systemic inflammation. Oxidants derived from CS can induce DNA damage and stress-induced premature cellular senescence in the respiratory system, which play significant roles in COPD. Therefore, antioxidants should provide benefits for the treatment of COPD; however, their therapeutic potential remains limited owing to the …

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Hydrogen-rich water positively affects exercise capacity in mid-age overweight women

In Exercise, Human studies by CHESS

Molecular hydrogen (H2) improves body composition, metabolic profiles and mitochondrial function in overweight women, yet no studies so far evaluated the effectiveness of H2 for improving exercise capacity in this population. The authors examined the effects of 28-days supplementation with 1 L per day of hydrogen-rich water (HRW) on exercise capacity and quality of life in overweight mid-age women. Twelve …

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Protective effect of hydrogen-rich water on liver function of colorectal cancer patients treated with chemotherapy

In Cancer, Human studies by CHESS

The present study was conducted to investigate the protective effect of hydrogen-rich water on the liver function of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients treated with mFOLFOX6 chemotherapy. A controlled, randomized, single-blind clinical trial was designed. A total of 152 patients with CRC were recruited by the Department of Oncology of Taishan Hospital (Taian, China) between June 2010 and February 2016, among …

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Hydrogen-rich water for improvements of mood, anxiety, and autonomic nerve function in daily life

In Human studies, Nervous system by CHESS

Health and a vibrant life are sought by everyone. To improve quality of life (QOL), maintain a healthy state, and prevent various diseases, evaluations of the effects of potentially QOL-increasing factors are important. Chronic oxidative stress and inflammation cause deteriorations in central nervous system function, leading to low QOL. In healthy individuals, aging, job stress, and cognitive load over several …

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Prevention of ischemia-induced hearing loss by hydrogen-rich saline

In Animal studies, Eye / Ear by CHESS

Hydrogen-rich water, which is a potent antioxidant agent, was investigated for its protective effects against ischemic damage of the cochlea in gerbils. The animals were subjected to transient cochlear ischemia by occluding the bilateral vertebral arteries for l5min. Five milliliters of hydrogen-rich saline was then intravenously administered immediately after the insult. Saline without hydrogen was used as a control. Effects …

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Molecular hydrogen positively affected post-exercise recovery

In Exercise, Human studies by CHESS

Molecular hydrogen (H2) recently appeared as a novel and safe ergogenic agent that might have beneficial effects in athletes. However, no information is available concerning the impact of H2 on post-exercise recovery indices. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of pre-exercise H2 administration on post-exercise heart rate and blood lactate responses in judo athletes. Five athletes …

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Neuroprotective potential of molecular hydrogen against perinatal brain injury

In Animal studies, Nervous system by CHESS

Exposure to inflammation in utero is related to perinatal brain injury, which is itself associated with high rates of long-term morbidity and mortality in children. Novel therapeutic interventions during the perinatal period are required to prevent inflammation, but its pathogenesis is incompletely understood. Activated microglia are known to play a central role in brain injury by producing a variety of …