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July 03, 2008

But is it better than a cucumber?

Could Watermelon Replace Viagra?
Chemical In Rind Relaxes Blood Vessels

POSTED: 11:37 am EDT July 2, 2008

People often eat watermelon to cool down, but it could help get you heated up, in one way.

Researchers at Texas A&M University said that a substance in the rind of the fruit may relax blood vessels in a manner similar to Viagra, the popular erectile-dysfunction drug.

The substance is a phytochemical called citrulline, according to a news release from the school.

Posted by joke du jour at July 3, 2008 05:54 PM

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