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Hydrogen-rich gas for post-exercise recovery

In Exercise, Human studies by CHESS

Molecular hydrogen has been suggested to have a cytoprotective effect on the whole body and to enhance exercise performances. However, the effect of hydrogen-rich gas mixture (HG) inhalation on physiological responses has been poorly investigated. We examined the impact of acute HG inhalation on subsequent oxidative stress, muscle damage, and exercise performances during the recovery period after a strenuous exercise. …

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Hydrogen-oxygen mixture for medical purpose

In Review papers by CHESS

Recent development regarding mixture of H2 (concentration of ~66%) with O2 (concentration of ~34%) for medical purpose, such as treatment of coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) patients, is introduced. Furthermore, the design principles of a hydrogen inhaler which generates mixture of hydrogen (~66%) with oxygen (~34%) for medical purpose are proposed. With the installation of the liquid blocking module and flame arresters, …

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Hydrogen plays a protective role in intestinal injury

In Animal studies, Gut by CHESS

This study investigated the protective effect of the hydrogen (H2) inhalation on intestinal injury in severe sepsis mice and its relationship with nuclear factor E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)/heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1)/high mobility group protein B1 (HMGB1) pathway. The 280 male wild-type (WT) and Nrf2 knockout (Nrf2-KO) ICR mice (6-8 weeks old, 20-25 g weight) were assigned into 8 groups randomly (WT …

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Hydrogen-rich water and radiation-induced cognitive dysfunction

In Animal studies, Nervous system by CHESS

The goal of this work was to determine whether hydrogen-rich water (HRW) could attenuate radiation-induced cognitive dysfunction in rats and to explore the underlying mechanisms. Rats received 30 Gy whole-brain irradiation using a 6-MeV electron beam. Either purified water or HRW (0.8-0.9 ppm) was administrated at 10 min prior to irradiation, as well as a daily HRW treatment after irradiation …

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Hydrogen-rich water ineffective for running performance?

In Exercise, Human studies by CHESS

There is emerging evidence that hydrogen-rich water (H2-water) has beneficial effects on the physiological responses to exercise. However, few studies investigate its ergogenic potential. This randomized controlled trial examined the effects of H2-water ingestion on physiological responses and exercise performance during incremental treadmill running. In a double-blind crossover design, 14 endurance-trained male runners (age, 34 ± 4 years; body mass, …

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Hydrogen-rich water affects I3K/AKT signaling in myocardial injury

In Animal studies, Cardiovascular by CHESS

The effects of hydrogen-rich water on PI3K/AKT-mediated apoptosis were studied in rats subjected to myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (MIRI). Sixty rats were divided randomly into a hydrogen-rich water group and a control group. The hearts were removed and fixed in a Langendorff device. Hearts from the control group were perfused with K-R solution, and hearts from the hydrogen-rich water group was …

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Korean red ginseng and hydrogen-rich water improve spermatogenesis

In Animal studies, Other studies by CHESS

This study investigated the effect of hydrogen-rich Korean Red Ginseng (KRG) water (HRGW) mixture on the spermatogenesis and sperm motility of mice of different ages. Eighty young (3 month-old) and aged (12 month-old) male mice were randomly assigned to 4 groups (n =10 per group) including control group, hydrogen-rich water (HRW) group (10 mL/kg daily), KRG group (50 mg/kg daily) …

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Hydrogen-rich water alleviates cyclosporine A-induced nephrotoxicity

In Animal studies, Kidney by CHESS

Oxidative stress induced by long-term cyclosporine A (CsA) administration is a major cause of chronic nephrotoxicity, which is characterized by tubular atrophy, tubular cell apoptosis, and interstitial fibrosis in the progression of organ transplantation. Although hydrogen-rich water (HRW) has been used to prevent various oxidative stress-related diseases, its underlying mechanisms remain unclear. This study investigated the effects of HRW on …

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Hydrogen inhibits endometrial cancer growth

In In vitro studies by CHESS

Pyroptosis belongs to a novel inflammatory programmed cell death pathway, with the possible prognosis of endometrial cancer related to the terminal protein GSDMD. Hydrogen exerts a biphasic effect on cancer by promoting tumor cell death and protecting normal cells, which might initiate GSDMD pathway-mediated pyroptosis. The authors performed immunohistochemical staining and western immunoblotting analysis to observe expression of NLRP3, caspase-1, …