According to the recommendation of a new study, same medicine can be applied for the treatment of diabetes, obesity as well as for the treatment of alcohol dependence. Dependence on Alcohol may lead many health hazards like as morbidity and mortality which is the great concern for today’s society.
According to the opinion of Swedish researchers interfering with the hormone, GLP-1 may be utilized for the treatment of alcohol addiction as it is used to treat Type-2 diabetes and obesity.
One of the scholars named Elisabet Jerlhag from Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg in Sweden expressed his view, “Our research team suggest that drugs that look like GLP-1 may be applied for the treatment of alcohol dependence in the humans,”
Generally, dopamine is unrestricted in the brain’s reward center in reply to drinking alcohol, which directs to a sense of euphoria. The GLP-1-like medications avoid the capacity of alcohol to boost dopamine in reward areas in the mice, telling that they no longer experience a reward from alcohol, the findings illustrated.
According to Jerlhag ‘’The GLP-1-like substance lessens the consumption of alcohol by 30-40 percent in rats which drank bulk quantities of alcohol for more than a few months,”
The scholars also found that the diabetes drugs also lessens the motivation to drink alcohol in the rats which were bred to imbibe a lot of alcohol.
The medication also prohibited relapse drinking in rats, which is the main crisis for alcohol dependent persons.
The research study was available in the journal Addict Biology.