Popping boner pills may not only help a man obtain a solid “stiffy”, but according to a new study, they may also help keep his body lean and mean.

Researchers from the University of Bonn and the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Germany recent discovered that the erectile dysfunction drug commonly known as Viagra can also be used as treatment for millions of people struggling with obesity.

In a laboratory setting, researchers found that mice given doses of Viagra, along with a high-fat diet, simply did not get fat. In fact, the study found that the hard-on drug converts white fat cells (found in problem areas, like a man’s gut) into beige fat cells, which are responsible for actually burning fat for energy, says study author Dr. Alexander Pfeiffer. Is it possible that the mice didn’t gain any weight because it is too hard to eat with a pulsing red rocket dragging the floor?

In addition to giving men blackout erections and leaner bodies, researchers say that Viagra also showed signs of promoting healthier white fat cell production, which can beneficial in the prevention of chronic diseases, like heart attacks, strokes and cancer.

However, researchers say that more studies need to be conducted before anyone can start a “fat blocking boner” diet. After all, a nation of fatties is no match for a country full of hungry, wild animals looking for leg to hump.