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Monday
Nov292010

Consuming Sugar Makes You Sweeter?

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- If someone is as sweet as sugar, it could be that they really are what they eat.

Researchers at Ohio State University contend that sugar might have something to do with making people a little nicer and less likely to become aggressive.

The experiment involved giving subjects lemonade either sweetened with sugar or containing an artificial substitute to simulate a less bitter taste.  Those who consumed the sugared drink seemed to behave less violently toward a stranger in a confrontation set up by the researchers.

There have already been studies on diabetics and aggression.  Interestingly, diabetics tend to act out more aggressively because they experience low levels of glucose, which aids in self-control.

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