Skip to comments.Viagra's Hidden Uses: Diet Pill, Cancer Fighter?
Posted on 01/31/2013 8:19:22 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
Viagra may have a future well beyond erectile dysfunction. Someday, we could perhaps see it prescribed for weight lossor even to combat cancer, in combination with green tea. Scientists know that mice have lower rates of obesity, despite fatty diets, when they're on the drug. Now, researchers in Germany have an idea why: Viagra plays a role in turning white fat cellsa factor in overweight humans' "spare tires"into beige ones, which burn energy, the New York Times reports.
Meanwhile, researchers in Japan have found that the drug may be handy in fighting cancer, if it's taken with a dose of green tea. A scientist had earlier found that a chemical in green tea could apparently fight cancerbut a human enzyme may have been getting in the way. Viagra blocks this enzyme. The researcher gave cancerous mice a combination of the substances and found that cancer cells stopped developing, the Japan Times reports. But in both Viagra studies, the researchers warn: Don't try it at home. "This pill is approved by the FDA for a particular purpose for a reason," says one.
Whenever I use it, I always see a lot more inches around the middle.
Wweeeelllll, THAT's certainly racist.
Well I will be able to jog faster if I can keep from tripping...
Might work well in a three legged race....
If there were boy *and* girl mice involved I'll bet they saw other results too.Or,for that matter,perhaps even if there were just boy mice.
I'll wager that the guys who do the most boasting usually have the least to boast about. ;-)
They also give Viagra (under some other trade name) to people who have altitude sickness.
Apparently it helps the heart/lungs work properly in thin air .
Lowers isoloted systolic blood pressure, too.
Pretty amazing stuff.
New advertising slogan for Viagra: It’s hard to lose weight...
They use the blue pill mostly in nursing homes to keep the old folks from falling out of bed.
Here we go with a couple of “oldies but goodies”....lol
Take viagra with a lot of water because if it gets stuck in your throat, you will end up with a stiff neck....bada bing!
What do you get when you mix Viagra and Rogaine? Don King....bada bing....lol
“I’ll wager that the guys who do the most boasting usually have the least to boast about. “
That’ll be a hard one to prove.
I’m more interested in it’s cancer fighting applications.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.