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Molecular hydrogen therapy in Parkinson’s disease: a pilot study

In Human studies, Nervous system by CHESS

Oxidative stress is involved in the progression of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Recent studies have confirmed that molecular hydrogen (H₂) functions as a highly effective antioxidant in cultured cells and animal models. Drinking H₂-dissolved water (H₂-water) reduced oxidative stress and improved Parkinson’s features in model animals. In this a placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group clinical pilot study, the authors assessed the efficacy …

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Hydrogen is neuroprotective against surgically induced brain injury

In Animal studies, Nervous system by CHESS

Neurosurgical operations cause unavoidable damage to healthy brain tissues. Direct surgical injury as well as surgically induced oxidative stress contributes to the subsequent formation of brain edema. Therefore, we tested the neuroprotective effects of hydrogen (H2) in an established surgical brain injury (SBI) model in rats. Adult male Sprague – Dawley rats (weight 300-350g) were divided into three groups to …

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Hydrogen inhibits cytokine-induced LOX-1 gene expression by suppressing NF-κB activation

In In vitro studies by CHESS

H(2) is a therapeutic antioxidant that can reduce oxidative stress. Oxidized low-density lipoprotein, which plays roles in atherosclerosis, may promote endothelial dysfunction by binding the cell-surface receptor LOX-1. LOX-1 expression can be upregulated by various stimuli, including TNF-α. Thus, we aimed to examine whether the upregulation of LOX-1 by different stimuli could be blocked by H(2) in endothelial cells. H(2) …

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Drinking hydrogen water ameliorated cognitive impairment in senescence-accelerated mice

In Animal studies, Nervous system by CHESS

Hydrogen has been reported to have neuron protective effects due to its antioxidant properties, but the effects of hydrogen on cognitive impairment due to senescence-related brain alterations and the underlying mechanisms have not been characterized. In this study, authors investigated the efficacy of drinking hydrogen water for prevention of spatial memory decline and age-related brain alterations using senescence-accelerated prone mouse …