Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lashing Out at Your Spouse?

Low levels of blood sugar may make married people angrier at their spouses and even more likely to lash out aggressively, new research from the April 14th issue of PNAS reveals.

In a 21-day study, researchers found that levels of blood glucose in married people, measured each night, predicted how angry they would be with their spouse that evening. At the end of the 21 days, people who had generally lower levels of glucose were willing to blast their spouses with unpleasant noises at a higher volume and for a longer time than those who had higher glucose levels.

The study shows how one simple, often overlooked factor -- hunger caused by low levels of blood glucose -- may play a role in marital arguments, confrontations and possibly even some domestic violence.

Steve: Folks, this is so easy to remedy. Mood swings are usually a direct result of low blood sugar or hunger. I have seen so many cases of people who are in horrible moods and snap out of it in minutes when they have a balanced snack or meal. With so many of us skipping meals, as well as an epidemic of blood sugar disorders, this study should not surprise.

The next time you feel ready to lash out, take a moment to think about the last time you have eaten something!

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