For a Happy Marriage, Beware of Low Blood Sugar

the MPR take:

When blood glucose levels drop in individuals, impatience and irritation often increase due to a lack of self-control by the brain and can lead to marital conflict. A study by Brad Bushman from The Ohio State University and colleagues gave 107 married couples voodoo dolls to track anger towards the spouses over 21 days.  Blood glucose levels were measured prior to bedtime and before breakfast. The spouses with the lowest blood glucose levels poked the dolls with pins – representing their feelings of anger towards their partner – over twice as much as those with higher glucose levels. In a second component of the study, utilizing a competitive computer game where the winner was allowed to blast a range of sounds at their losing spouse, similar findings were reported. Those with lower blood glucose levels were more likely to blast the sounds at their losing spouse for longer periods of time and at higher volume levels. 

For a Happy Marriage, Beware of Low Blood Sugar
For a Happy Marriage, Beware of Low Blood Sugar
Over a period of 21 days, the couples had their blood glucose measured every night before they went to bed, and every morning before they ate breakfast, as a barometer of their hunger. Those who had the lowest glucose levels on average stabbed their voodoo partner more than twice as many times ...

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