Tag Archives: alcohol addiction

Alcoholic? Blame it on Enzyme PRDM2

A research group has identified an enzyme whose production is turned off in nerve cells of the frontal lobe when alcohol dependence develops. The deficiency in this enzyme leads to continued use of alcohol under impulse despite adverse consequences. The discovery could mean completely new possibilities for treating alcoholism. “We’ve worked hard for this. The enzyme, PRDM2, has previously been ...

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Diabetes drug targets alcohol addiction by 40%, says study

Researchers have found that diabetes drug consisting of GLP-1 can also answer the addiction of alcohol as well as obesity, while the de-addiction rate could be 30 to 40 percent. In their study on mice and rats at Sahlgrenska Academy, they found out that the medication GLP-1 used for diabetes and obesity was able to treat even alcohol dependence. Conducted ...

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