Men Live Longer (Happier?) Lives Taking 'Little Blue Pill' (Viagra / Sildenafil)
re: correlation is not causation
What’s not to like? Bit Pharma scores, and men win hard.
Viagra is a brand name version of sildenafil, a phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor.
Men Live Longer (Happier?) Lives Taking 'Little Blue Pill'
The second study in two years shows Viagra might reduce the risk of heart disease in men.
Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) found that men who took the little blue pill experienced a 39% reduction in heart disease.
USC researchers gathered data from 70,000 men with an average age of 52 who were diagnosed with erectile dysfunction within the last decade. They believe Viagra increases blood flow and oxygen into the heart and throughout the body.
WIND: the study is full of confounders, so it cannot be taken too seriously, being well into correlation is not causation territory. Still, what a great way to persuade your doctor who might not read studies very carefully that you need the stuff.
When my intentionally ignorant ex-cardiologist wanted BP and statin meds on me about a year ago, I should have had this study on hand. I don’t need the stuff, but heck, it might be enjoyable.