Hydrogen Water Studies
Does hydrogen-rich water improves lipid and glucose metabolism in patients with type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance ?
Researchers address how oxidative stress is associated with various disorders, including diabetes, hypertension, and atherosclerosis. The researchers investigated the effects of hydrogen-rich water intake on lipid and glucose metabolism in patients with either type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). The researchers discovered that drinking hydrogen-rich water aids in the prevention of insulin resistance and normalized four out of six patients' glucose tolerance tests. See study
Protective effects of hydrogen-rich saline against N-methyl-Nnitrosourea-induced photoreceptor degeneration
In this study, researchers acknowledge reactive oxygen species (ROS) as being a crucial contributor to the retinal photoreceptor apoptosis. The researchers sought to explore the therapeutic effects of hydrogen and its ability to strengthen the eye and prevent degeneration. It was concluded that hydrogen was able to ameliorate photoreceptor degeneration in terms of morphology and function. Thus, hydrogen was able to protect the eye from degeneration.
Hydrogen–water enhances 5-fluorouracil-induced inhibition of colon cancer
In this study, researchers acknowledge oxidative stress as a contributor to cancer development. Hydrogen was found to be a potent antioxidant that exhibits anti-inflammatory and potentially anticancer-like activities. This study aimed to investigate the role of hydrogen in cancer treatment. It was discovered that hydrogen water helped prevent cell death, resulting in a marked increase in the expression of p-AMPK, AIF, and Caspase 3 in colon 26 cells. Hydrogen water was also able to positively impact cell survival rate and anticancer functions. Additionally, high-content hydrogen water exhibited stronger antioxidative and anticancer activity. The researchers concluded that high-content hydrogen water is able to inhibit colon cancer, particularly in combination with 5-fluorouracil.