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14 Feb 2019 --- Children who ate lunch for a period of three to five years scored 18 percent higher in reading test scores and 9 percent higher in math test scores than those with less than a year of school lunches. This is according to a European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) Berlin study. The findings enforce the significance of long-term nutrition for school children, with the researchers noting that the effects of nutrition on cognition are cumulative. The researchers highlight the importance of free school meals and call for governments to take notice.
30 Jan 2019 --- Among staple nutritional trends, such as plant-based, low carb and high protein, bone broth is also being highlighted for its nutritional value and health benefits. The substance is touted as promoting gut health, easing joint pain and fighting inflammation. Innova Market Insights has reported over six times as many products marketed as containing “bone broth” in 2017 as in 2015, with a CAGR of 147 percent.
29 Jan 2019 --- Modern biotechnology can be used to entirely remove gluten from the wheat genome or target and remove “toxic” epitopes from the gluten protein. This means that the gluten retains its unique baking characteristics, but does not trigger an autoimmune response in celiacs, according to University of Wageningen researchers. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder, whereby the consumption of gluten triggers an immune system response in the the gut. The only intervention currently available is a strict, lifelong gluten-free diet, which can be challenging to follow. However, the use of gene editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 could present future opportunities, say the researchers.
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