Application of molecular hydrogen as a medical treatment in clinical medicine

In Review papersby CHESS

In recent years, it has become evident that molecular hydrogen is a particularly effective treatment for various disease models such as ischemia-reperfusion injury; as a result, research on hydrogen has progressed rapidly. Hydrogen has been shown to be effective not only through intake as a gas, but also as a liquid medication taken orally, intravenously, or locally. Hydrogen’s effectiveness is thus multifaceted. Herein the authors review the recent research on hydrogen-rich water, and we examine the possibilities for its clinical application. Now that hydrogen is in the limelight as a gaseous signaling molecule due to its potential ability to inhibit oxidative stress signaling, new research developments are highly anticipated.

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Iida A, Nosaka N, Yumoto T, Knaet al. The clinical application of hydrogen as a medical treatment. Acta Med Okayama. 2016 Oct;70(5):331-337.