Yesterday in the Seattle paper there was an interesting editorial about Social Science studies. Here's a link to the article:http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/07/opinion/07brooks.html?_r=1&ref=davidbrooks
The following paragraph in the paper I found a little odd:
"Self-control consumes glucose in the brain. For an article in the journal Aggressive Behavior, Nathan DeWall, Timothy Deckman, Matthew Gaillot and Brad Bushman found that research subjects who consumed a glucose beverage behaved less aggressively than subjects who drank a placebo beverage. They found an indirect relationship between diabetes (a disorder marked by low glucose levels) and low self-control. States with high diabetes rates also had high crime rates. Countries with a different condition that leads to low glucose levels had higher killing rates, both during wartime and during peacetime. "
Diabetes is "a disorder marked by low glucose levels"? I would have thought it the other way around.
However, if you look a the aritcle online the wording is a little different. Online it has in the parenthesis is "a disorder marked by poor glucose toleration". Not sure what that means.
I must admit though that self control is not my greatest asset :)