Pistachio penis pump for erectile dysfunction?

Pistachio nuts apparently improve erectile function parameters and serum lipid profiles in patients with erectile dysfunction. So says a research paper in the imaginatively named International Journal of Impotence Research (a section of The Journal of Sexual Medicine from Nature Publishing Group, I believe).

The twitter headline simply said “Pistachio nuts improve erections”, which was enough to bring tears to my eyes just thinking about the possible implementation of such a treatment. I assume, however, that you have to eat them. And, indeed, the abstract talks of patients being put on a diet with 100 grams of pistachio nuts daily for 3 weeks. The abstract doesn’t mention sponsorship or the financial backers of the research, but it would definitely be one for the International Pistachio Growers Society to promote, I’d think, if such a body exists.

Research Blogging IconAldemir, M., Okulu, E., Neselioglu, S., Erel, O., & Kayigil, ?. (2011). Pistachio diet improves erectile function parameters and serum lipid profiles in patients with erectile dysfunction International Journal of Impotence Research, 23 (1), 32-38 DOI: 10.1038/ijir.2010.33

Wish I’d spotted this paper when it first came out, but thanks to Stuart Cantrill for highlighting it today.

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