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Dieters may soon be able to take a little blue pill to help them lose weight. Researchers say Viagra may have another use beyond erectile dysfunction.
Writings in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology explain how Viagra plays a role in turning white fat cells --those responsible for creating the “spare tires” on overweight people-- into beige ones, which burn energy.
Researchers noted that mice that are given the drug have lower rates of obesity despite their fatty diets.