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Ravi Bangaroo

The Daily Dish: April 25, 2016

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The Daily Dish 4.25.16
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There’s no denying that tapas are a unique and iconic part of Spanish culture. It comes as no surprise, then, that Spain is seeking Unesco heritage status for its tapas tradition. Unesco grants Intangible Cultural Heritage status to practices the organization feels are “both especially important to world heritage and cultural diversity, and deserving of lasting protection.” The official decision on the new additions to its list will be revealed in 2017.
 
A new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology studied the effects of high fructose intake during pregnancy on cardiovascular and metabolic dysfunction. The scientists used pregnant mice for their experiments, giving one group a 10 percent fructose solution and a control group water to drink. These served as the only source of fluid from the beginning of pregnancy to delivery for each group. The results? The offspring that were fed a fructose solution had higher glucose levels and the female offspring were heavier. To see the complete study check out this story in the News in Brief section.
 
Last week, we got excited when we heard news of “McDonald’s of the Future” innovations being tested out at a location in St. Joseph, Missouri, including an all-you-can-eat French fries concept that would soon expand nationwide. Sadly, McDonald’s is denying these reports. The new 6,500-square foot McLocation will test out some upcoming features for McDonald’s customers, including new digital kiosks and burger and dessert customization options. However, the unlimited French fry dream of ours? It’s apparently only being used as a promotional deal specifically for the Missouri location, and you won’t see it anytime soon at your local McDonald’s.
 
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