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A Secret Viagra Side Effect Has The Power To Save Thousands Of Lives

Not to toot my own horn, but I have a rock solid relationship. While no partnership is perfect, there are very few things I would change about him.

But, that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything. After being together for several years, my significant other doesn’t get erect as often as he’d like to. While this is a problem that comes with age, he’s reluctant to try Viagra (also known as sildenafil) to get the extra boost he needs.

Even though I can understand the embarrassment that may accompany an individual who has to rely on medication to engage in intercourse, I’m a firm believer that scientists made the drug for a reason, especially when I heard of its newly discovered side effect.

According to researchers, the little blue pill has the potential to save thousands of lives across the globe, and not just from erectile dysfunction.

During the experiment, researchers put a small dose of Viagra into a group of mice’s drinking water every day, where they discovered the medication significantly reduced their risk of developing colorectal cancer.

Cancer.net has reported that while this stream of cancer – which start in cells that line the inside of the colon or the rectum – can occur in teenagers, the majority of people diagnosed with the disease are over the age of 50.

“Giving a baby dose of Viagra can reduce the amount of tumors in these animals by half,” Augusta University biochemist Darren D. Browning explained in the journal, Cancer Prevention Research.

But, the question is, how does it work?

Tags: cancer, viagra, side effect

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