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July 06, 2016

Study says pasta doesn't make you fat, but there's one thing

A new study that's been circulating throughout the internet has found pasta doesn’t make you fat. 

But, there's a but: it was partially funded by a big name pasta brand, Barillathe one with the blue cardboard box.

According to a study, published this week in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes and picked up by several media sources, such as TIME, New York Magazine and The Washington Post, “pasta consumption was negatively associated with BMI, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio and with a lower prevalence of overweight and obesity.”

The aim of the study was to evaluate the association of pasta intake with body mass index and waist-to-hip ratio, as it's a traditional component Mediterranean diet, the study abstract notes.

Then way down at the bottom of the study notes, under the acknowledgements section, is the mention of the Barilla. 

Now that doesn't necessarily negate the study's findings that suggest "eating pasta in controlled amounts is associated with a healthy lifestyle." So, moderation. But Barilla's part in the study does deserve a mention.

View the study here.

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