Hmm

Viagra may help ward off type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.
It improves insulin sensitivity in people with pre-diabetes, a condition which precedes full blown disease, the study found.
It may also protect against heart and kidney disease as those taking the erectile dysfunction pills had lower levels of albumin in their urine – a biological marker for these conditions.

How much of this is the drug and how much he extra exercise gained from taking the drug?

“Sorry about your headache love but brace yourself, don’t want me getting diabetes now, do we?”

12 thoughts on “Hmm”

  1. There is a vast number of drugs, herbs, vitamins etc that increase insulin sensitivity.

    The question is whether Viagra does so at a lesser cost in side effects or potential risks etc.

  2. John77
    I thought it was originally tested as a baldness cure.
    Be that as it may, if you look at the leaflet that comes with your meds you’ll see a whole raft of warnings about side effects.
    Nature being blind, it should come as no surprise that there are also beneficial side effects.

  3. Bloke in Costa Rica

    bif: it was an experimental angina drug. Subjects in the test phase reported that it did bugger-all for their angina, but for the first time in ages they could get a stiffy. Its mode of action was to bind to phosphodiesterase, which comes in various forms (PDE-1, PDE-2 etc.). It was loosely bound to the PDE in heart muscle, but strongly bound to the one in the corpus cavernosum, hence enhanced bonerdom in the test subjects. It also binds (more loosely) to a PDE associated with vision, which is why viagra users sometimes report a blue tinge or halo around things when they take it.

  4. @ bif
    What meds?
    When I was a younger investment analyst, I covered pharmaceuticals. Never liked Pfizer, too greedy.

  5. So Much For Subtlety

    Bloke in Costa Rica – “it was an experimental angina drug.”

    If you want to know why Big Pharma is doomed, one of the other drugs, Cialis I think, was produced by a small outfit under contract to one of the giants – GSK if I remember right. Also for heart problems. Viagra had just been invented, so the little company’s boffins checked and said that their drug should do the same. GSK said they were not interested. Small company made a small fortune.

    “It also binds (more loosely) to a PDE associated with vision, which is why viagra users sometimes report a blue tinge or halo around things when they take it.”

    Really? I thought I was just getting so much better at it.

  6. “An orgasm is one of the best treatments for a headache”.

    That depends rather on who’s got the headache, and who has the orgasm.

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