Medicine’s Rong Xu discusses research findings linking weight loss drug use to decreased alcohol dependence

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U.S. News & World ReportRong Xu, professor and director of the Center for AI in Drug Discovery at the School of Medicine, discussed her new research that found people managing obesity as well as drinking problems who took medicine to shed weight experienced a reduction in recurrence of alcohol use disorder compared to those not using the meds. “This is very promising news in that we may have a new therapeutic method to treat alcohol use disorder,” she said.