Abstract Title:

Mild hypoglycaemia and questionnaire measures of aggression.

Abstract Source:

Biol Psychol. 1982 Feb-Mar;14(1-2):129-35. PMID: 7104424

Abstract Author(s):

D Benton, N Kumari, P F Brain


A glucose-tolerance test was given to a group of males who did not have a history involving aggressive behaviour or abnormal glucose metabolism. In these subjects a significant correlation was found between the tendency to become mildly hypoglycaemic and scores on the Buss-Durkee Hostility Inventory and the Rosenzweig Picture Frustration Study. A factor analysis of the data found that both scores on the aggression questionnaires and the measure of hypoglycaemia were similarly weighted. These results extent to normal subjects the finding that there is a relationship between hypoglycaemia and aggressiveness, a result previously found in psychiatric patients.

Study Type : Human Study

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