It’s official – pasta is good for your waistline!
Researchers at the Neuromed Institute in Pozzilli, Italy, have found that there is no link between eating pasta and gaining weight.
After analysing the diets of more than 23,000 people, researchers found that those who regularly consume pasta in moderation had a ‘lower waist circumference and better waist-hip ratio.’
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According to the study, regular pasta eaters also follow a Mediterranean diet, which focuses on healthy fats, oils, fresh vegetables and whole grains.
George Pounis, lead author of the report, said “By analysing anthropometric data of the participants and their eating habits we have seen that consumption of pasta, contrary to what many think, is not associated with an increase in body weight, rather the opposite.
“Our data shows that enjoying pasta according to individuals’ needs contributes to a healthy body mass index, lower waist circumference and better waist-hip ratio.”
In other words, bring us a bowl of pasta pronto!