“Pasta didn’t contribute to weight gain or increase in body fat”
Says the author of a 2018 report. “In fact, analysis actually showed a small weight loss” in people who ate pasta instead of other refined carbohydrates. Researchers from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto examined the results of 30 trials involving more than 2,500 people. The participants ate an average of 3.3 half-cup servings of pasta per week instead of other carbs. They lost about one pound apiece over 12 weeks. The researchers noted that pasta has a low glycemic index compared to most refined carbs, meaning that it causes smaller increases in blood sugar levels.“We can now say with some confidence that pasta does not have an adverse effect on body weight outcomes when it is consumed as part of a healthy dietary pattern,” said author John Sievenpiper, MD.
“Study suggests pasta can be a part of a healthy diet without packing on the
pounds,” St. Michael’s Hospital, 4/3/18
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