A plate of pasta can help you lose weight

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle -

If you are a fan of pasta, here is good news for you. New re­search from I.R.C.C.S. Neu­romed in Pozzilli, Italy, shows that when eaten as part of the Mediter­ranean diet, pasta could ac­tu­ally help cut your body mass in­dex.

“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,” said Ge­orge Pou­nis, first author of the pa­per. “Our data show that en­joy­ing pasta ac­cord­ing to in­di­vid­u­als’ needs con­trib­utes to a healthy body mass in­dex, lower waist cir­cum­fer­ence and better waist-hip ra­tio.”

Al­though the ben­e­fits of the Mediter­ranean diet are now firmly es­tab­lished, this is the first study to ex­am­ine pasta’s role in it.

The re­search, pub­lished in Nu­tri­tion and Di­a­betes stud­ied more than 23000 peo­ple and their eat­ing habits in two epi­demi­o­log­i­cal stud­ies con­ducted in Italy.

PASTA, WHEN EATEN AS PART OF THE MEDITER­RANEAN DIET, CAN AC­TU­ALLY HELP TO CUT THE BODY MASS IN­DEX

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