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    Mayo Clinic Minute: Don’t blame the turkey for your being tired

turkey dinner table set for Thanksgiving meal

The urban legend about how the tryptophan in turkey makes you tired is as much a Thanksgiving tradition as stuffing and cranberries. Like many long-told tales, there's a grain of truth amid a helping of misinformation.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, dietitian Katherine Zeratsky sets the record straight and explains why tryptophan isn't the only reason you may want to grab a nap on Thanksgiving day. Jeff Olsen reports.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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