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Thanksgiving Protip: Saying Turkey Makes You Sleepy Makes You Sound Like a Jerk

This myth is tired. Let's put it to bed. See what we did there?

Turkey doesn't make you sleepy. It doesn't. Stop saying it does, because it doesn't. Yes, turkey has tryptophan. Yes, tryptophan is used as a sleep aid. NO. Turkey does not make you sleepy. Don't believe us? Here's Aaron Carol of the YouTube show Healthcare Triage to explain just why this myth is so completely not true.

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Sugar Doesn’t Make Kids Hyper, a Sweet Look at How Randomized Controlled Trials Work

Sugar might be bad for you, but it doesn't make you hyper.

It's a common belief that giving kids sugar will make them hyper, but it's also wrong. Seeing a child become hyper after giving them a sugary treat isn't sufficient data to make the jump that it's the sugar causing the behavior. Healthcare Triage host Aaron Carroll explains that and the process of randomized controlled trials in this video.

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