....Wishing you a life full of good health and happiness....

February 06, 2010

Viagra can aid foetal development

Viagra (sildenafil citrate), which is used to treat male erectile dysfunction, enhances foetal growth in female sheep, a study has found.

Texas AgriLife Research scientists based their study on female sheep because they are an agriculturally important species, which can serve as an excellent animal model for studying the physiology of human pregnancy, the researchers said.
Viagra.jpgViagra enhanced blood flow in pregnant female sheep, helping send vital amino acids & other nutrients needed in foetal development, the study found.
The study's results not only will assist with solving foetal development problems in other livestock, but possibly in humans, said Dr. Guoyao Wu, AgriLife Research animal nutritionist & Senior Faculty Fellow in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University.

"Because 5-10% of infants are born as low birth-weight babies worldwide, & because foetal-growth retardation is also a significant problem in livestock species, our findings have important implications for both human health & animal agriculture," Wu said.
Src: TOI

No comments:

Blog Ratings 5/5

 
© 2009 - Forever | KSRealityBites | Stalk Us on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter | No Part of this site can be reproduced in whole or in part in any form or medium!