Study says Viagra may increase risk melanoma

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JOHANNESBURG, CAMBRIDGESHIRE - MAY 15: Viagra drugs made by Pfizer and Nexiam (Generic name - Esomeprazole) made by the pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca are displayed in a Pharmacy on May 15, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The proposed takeover by American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer of its British rival AstraZeneca has led to the UK Business Secretary Vince Cable addressing Parliament to affirm the government's commitment to securing British science jobs. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

A study says that Viagra may increase the user’s risk of developing melanoma, CBS reports.

The little blue pill used by men to boost bedroom performance may be detrimental in the great outdoors, according to new research. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, found sildenafil, commonly known as Viagra, may increase a man’s risk for melanoma by as much as 84 percent.

The study involved nearly 26,000 men enrolled in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study at the Harvard School of Public Health.

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