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[IP] Viagra May Be Effective Diabetes Disorder Treatment


Tuesday August 1 10:23 AM ET
Viagra May Be Effective Diabetes Disorder Treatment

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The anti-impotence drug Viagra may also be an effective 
remedy for a digestive condition common among diabetics, the Wall Street 
Journal reported on Tuesday.

The condition blocks or slows the passage of food from the stomach to the 

In its electronic edition, the Journal said a study by researchers at Johns 
Hopkins University School of Medicine found that Viagra appears to cause an 
important muscle in the digestive tract to relax in much the way it prompts a 
muscle in the penis to ease and facilitate an erection.

The drug has only been tested in diabetic mice, the newspaper reported, but 
the results were so encouraging that a pilot study to try it on men and women 
will be launched as soon as next month.

The problem, known as gastroparesis, affects up to 75 percent of diabetics, 
causing bloating, loss of appetite and in some cases vomiting and dehydration, 
the Journal said.

Gastroparesis also can complicate efforts to control blood-sugar levels with 
medication because it disrupts the timing of the digestive process, according 
to the newspaper.Th drug's manufacturer, Pfizer, did not sponsor the research, 
which was funded by the US Public Health Service and other non-corporate 
sources. The study appears in August's Journal of Clinical Investigation, the 
Wall Street Journal said.

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