Warning: A Hungry Spouse Is An Angry Spouse
Anger management training? How about a cheese sandwich? That, according to researchers at Ohio State University, may be all it takes to chill out an angry spouse. HealthDay reports that researchers at the school monitored the glucose levels of 107 middle-aged, married couples, who were also asked measure their anger levels by sticking pins in a voodoo doll representing their partner. The greater one’s anger, the more pins they were asked to use, stopping at 51. The same couples later faced off in a video game, where their hostility was expressed in the amount of violence they brought to the game. Yes, you are correct: when the researchers looked for a correlation between glucose readings and anger, they found it. People with lower blood glucose readings — those that fell under 98 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) — tended to be more aggressive toward their partners than those with evening readings over 121 mg/dL. The correlation hel even after researchers took into account how satisfied people said they were in their relationships, overall, and the sex of the partner who was being aggressive. Wait, there’s more: women tended to have higher daily pin-stick counts than men.