Therapeutic Effects of Hydrogen on Different Diseases



Since 2007, hydrogen gas biology has become hotspot in medical research because of its selective antioxidant effects reported by Ohsawa et al. By the end of 2014, more than 400 papers have been published in related area, including organ ischemia-reperfusion injury, diabetes, atherosclerosis, hypertension, cancer, and other major human diseases. Many of these studies were based on the premise that the hydrogen gas is a new type of antioxidant substance, and also there are a lot of evidences of its antiapoptotic, anti-inflammatory effects. Since oxidative stress is related to almost all cells, tissues, and organs, it is related to almost all diseases. In this chapter, we focus on some typical types of diseases, including nervous system disorders, liver diseases, metabolic diseases, and some clinical studies in order to facilitate the readers to understand the molecular biology of hydrogen.


Hydrogen Therapy Nervous system Metabolic Liver Ophthalmic Respiratory Inflammatory Translational 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of HematologyNavy General HospitalBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Navy AeromedicineSecond Military Medical UniversityShanghaiChina

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