I am more than gemused to discover that, according to studies conducted by Italian scientists, those who eat greater quantities of pasta actually weigh less and have slimmer waists than those who don't.
Writing in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes, they said that high pasta intake was linked to lower BMI and a thinner waist.
Professor Licia Iacoviello, head of the molecular and nutritional epidemiology lab at the Neuromed Institute in Pozzilli, said:
“We’re talking about a fundamental component of Italian Mediterranean tradition, and there is no reason to do without it.”Mind you they are Italians, so they may be a little biased.
Plus Gunter Kuhnle, associate professor in nutrition and health at the University of Reading, said the study relied heavily on trusting that the people taking part had really eaten what they said they had eaten.
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