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Could Viagra Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

Viagra For Type 2 Diabetes: 'Little Blue Pill' Reduces Insulin Resistance Without Risk Of Heart And Kidney Disease
Small trial suggests the drug might help, but much more study is needed

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By Robert Preidt....HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The impotence drugViagra may help ward off type 2 diabetes in people already at risk for the illness, a small new trial suggests.

The study, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, found that Viagra (sildenafil) improved "insulin sensitivity" in overweight, pre-diabetic people. Insulin sensitivity involves the body's ability to efficiently use the hormone.

http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/news/20151118/could-viagra-help-prevent-type-2-diabetes-in-those-at-risk

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