It's not the turkey's fault

Donated turkeys sit in a box at the Bay Area Rescue Mission on November 19, 2012 in Richmond, Calif.

And this final note to dispel some Thanksgiving Day myths: All that tryptophan in turkey, does not make you sleepy. 

Aaron Carroll is a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and he says people may be sleepy from the size of the meal, or the wine, or tired from a family argument.

But it's not the turkey's fault.

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Lizzie O'Leary is the host of Marketplace Weekend.


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