Effects of drinking hydrogen-rich water on the quality of life of patients treated with radiotherapy
Daily consumption of hydrogen-rich water reduces the biological reaction to radiation induced oxidative stress without compromising anti-tumor effects.
Background: Cancer patients receiving radiotherapy often experience fatigue and impaired quality of life (QOL). Many side effects of radiotherapy are believed to be associated with increased oxidative stress and inflammation due to the generation of reactive oxygen species during radiotherapy. Hydrogen can be administered as a therapeutic medical gas, has antioxidant properties, and reduces inflammation in tissues. This study examined
whether hydrogen treatment, in the form of hydrogen-supplemented water, improved QOL in patients receiving radiotherapy.