Is Pasta Truly Fattening?

July 6, 2016 9:41am CST
Many people believe that eating pasta causes weight gain and limit their consumption, often as part of do-it-yourself diets. Italian researchers at I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed are challenging this idea and say that pasta consumption is actually associated with a healthy body mass index and a reduced risk of abdominal and general obesity. A study of the eating habits of over 23,000 people showed that eating pasta is not associated with an increase in body weight and can also contributes to obtaining a better waist-hip ratio and a lower waist circumference. This food is an integral part of the Mediterranean diet, and researchers say pasta is healthy and there is no reason to do without it in moderation.
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@marlina (79784)
• Canada
6 Jul 16
Portion size is what matters, not the food itself.
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@paigea (22654)
• Canada
6 Jul 16
That is interesting. I do think portion size matters. I tend to eat too much pasta it seems.
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@TheSojourner (17298)
• United States
24 Mar 17
I love pasta, but when they say that one cup of pasta is a serving, I am still hungry. LOL
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@Drosophila (16695)
• Ireland
6 Jul 16
I love pasta this is great news
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@SHOHANA (7167)
• Bangladesh
30 Aug 17
would be because pasta is something like noodles and starch so we can be fat by having this