An unexpected effect. Scientists find link between Viagra and lower death rate

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An unexpected effect. Scientists have found a link between Viagra and lower mortality

Study shows that the drug reduces the rate of death from cardiovascular disease and in general all possible causes.

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The history of Viagra began back in 1992 – few people do not know that the drug was originally tested as a drug for the treatment of a number of heart diseases. However, scientists later discovered that it is effective for treating erectile dysfunction, writes Science Alert.

The surprises did not end there – a new study suggests that Viagra is associated with a low risk of death in men, moreover, both from cardiovascular vascular disease, and in general. Scientists suggest that men taking a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor (PDE-5i) may protect themselves from early death.

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The new study was funded by the pharmaceutical company Sanofi, which is also a PDE-5 and called avanafil (Stendara), and therefore its results are not completely free from conflicts of interest. However, scientists suggest that they should not be discounted.

In total, the study analyzed the medical records of more than 23,000 American men who were prescribed Viagra. It should be noted that in total the records covered 14 years. During the analysis, scientists compared the data of 23,000 recipients with those of 48,000 men who were not prescribed Viagra.

Scientists found interesting data: the probability of death from cardiovascular diseases was 39% lower in men who took Viagra . However, that's not all, the researchers also found that the risks of early death from all causes were also reduced – by an average of 25%. In addition, men who took Viagra were 13% less likely to suffer from cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks and strokes.

It is still a mystery whether Viagra can improve men's health, or whether these men are inherently healthier, and perhaps their health has improved as a result of the fact that they regained the ability to have sex. Scientists note that more research will be needed to unravel this mysterious connection, but there is no doubt that it exists.