Sunday, July 6, 2008

Heads Up, Men! Scientists Say Watermelon Causes Viagra-like Effects

I just can't make this stuff up! As reported in NewsMax, a recent scientific study has shown that a naturally occurring ingredient in ordinary watermelons
"...can trigger production of a compound that helps relax the body's blood vessels, similar to what happens when a man takes Viagra, said scientists in Texas..."
"Arginine boosts nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels, the same basic effect that Viagra has, to treat erectile dysfunction and maybe even prevent it," said Bhimu Patil, a researcher and director of Texas A&M's Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center. "Watermelon may not be as organ-specific as Viagra, but it's a great way to relax blood vessels without any drug side effects."

Huh. Well. God Bless American science! Another reason to love Texas, gentlemen. Now get thyself to the produce market...stat!

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