Science Just Confirmed That Pasta Isn't Actually Fattening

Good news for anyone who loves a massive bowl of cacio e pepe: A new study confirms that a noodle-rich diet doesn’t actually hurt your waistline. It helps it.

Yep, researchers at the IRCCS Neuromed Institute in Italy (aka the pasta motherland) evaluated the diets of a whopping 23,000 people and found zero correlation between pasta and an unhealthy weight.

In fact, the consumption of pasta is actually linked to a decrease in body mass index, a lower waist circumference and a better waist-hip ratio, as long as it’s consumed in moderation and as part of a healthy and balanced Mediterranean diet (with plenty of fish and veggies versus meat).

We think we can handle that.

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From 2015-2020 Lindsay Champion held the role of Food and Wellness Director. She continues to write for PureWow as a Freelance Editor.