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Ask Tufts Experts February 2010 Issue

Q: I enjoyed your Special Report on “Food and Your Mood” (January 2010), but wanted to know more about serotonin. Is it true that eating foods high in tryptophan boosts serotonin levels? What about supplements sold as “mood enhancers” that are related to tryptophan?

Answer : Tryptophan is an amino acid found in foods including poultry, peanuts and seeds, soy products, dairy, eggs and fish.

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