Viagra A Weight Loss Pill?

1x1.trans Viagra A Weight Loss Pill?According to a published report in The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany claim the erectile-dysfunction drug Viagra, may work as a weight loss agent by burning away excess fat.

Viagra, generically known as sildenafil, helped convert undesirable white fat cells to energy-burning beige fat cells in laboratory mice.

Douglas Quenqua with The New York Times notes it was known that mice fed Viagra became less prone to obesity when fed a high-fat diet, but what was not clear was why.

Dr. Alexander Pfeifer, director of the university’s Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology, said he already had some clues:

Viagra works by preventing the degradation of the intercellular messenger cGMP. Dr. Pfeifer has long been testing the effects of cGMP on fat cells.

Dr. Pfeifer fed the drug to mice for seven days and monitored their fat cells. Pfeifer concluded the white fat cells associated with weigh gain were being converted to the beneficial type of fat cells at a higher rate than usual.

Dr. Pfeifer considers the results “very promising.”

But Dr. Pfeifer cautions the public against taking the drug purely for dieting purposes.

“The idea to have one pill and then obesity goes away, that is a dream, but not easy to come by,” he said.

“What we are up to is basic research in mice. This pill is approved by the F.D.A. for a particular purpose for a reason.”

SIDE EFFECTS

As with all drugs, there are side effects to consider. PubMed Health lists the following adverse effects:

Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.

Change in how much or how often you urinate, or painful urination.

Chest pain, especially if it spreads to your jaw or arm.

Priapism: Erection that is painful or lasts longer than 4 hours.

Heart Issues: Fast, slow, or uneven heartbeat.

Fever or sudden increase in body temperature.

Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting.

Nosebleeds.

Numbness, tingling, or burning pain in your hands, arms, legs, or feet.

Vision Issues: Sudden changes in your vision or changes in how you see colors (especially blue or green).

Hearing loss: Sudden decrease in hearing or hearing loss, ringing in the ears, or dizziness.
1x1.trans Viagra A Weight Loss Pill?
Sudden or severe headache.

Trouble breathing.

Joint or muscle pain.

Skin rash.

Stuffy or runny nose.

Tiredness or weakness.

Trouble with sleeping, or feeling anxious.

Upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, or indigestion.

Warmth or redness in your face, neck, arms, or upper chest.

In July 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that sildenafil could lead to vision impairment in rare cases and a number of studies have linked sildenafil use with nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy.

Rare but serious adverse effects include priapism, severe hypotension, heart attack, ventricular arrhythmias, stroke, increased intraocular pressure, and sudden hearing loss.

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