Study Suggests GLP-1 Meds Could Ease Alcoholism

Source: US News & World Report

“Cutting-edge weight-loss drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic can help treat alcoholism, a new study says. People taking semaglutide had 50% to 56% decreased odds for either becoming alcoholic or relapsing into alcoholism, researchers reported recently in the journal Nature Communications. … For the study, researchers analyzed medical records of nearly 84,000 patients with obesity, as well as about 600,000 patients with type 2 diabetes. In both sets of data, researchers found consistent reductions in alcoholism among people treated with semaglutide.” (07/02/24)