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Does Turkey Really Make You Sleepy


Deborah Ann Mulligan, M.D., FAAP, FACEP

In a recent interview with First News with Jimmy Cefalo, Deborah Ann Mulligan, M.D., FAAP, FACEP, professor, Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, talked about some of the issues that come up every year for Thanksgiving.

During the interview Dr. Mulligan explained that the repeated turkey myth stems from the fact that turkey contains the amino acid tryptophan, which forms the basis of brain chemicals that make people tired.

Consuming large amounts of carbohydrates and alcohol may be the real cause of a post-Thanksgiving-meal snooze.


Click Here to listen the full interview.