New big study out of Italy:
Association Of Pasta Consumption With Body Mass Index And Waist-to-hip Ratio: Results From Moli-sani And INHES Studies, Nutrition and Diabetes, Online 4 July 2016
This study for the first time has observed a negative association of pasta consumption and central and overall obesity in a large sample of Mediterranean population. … The comparative assessment of two different epidemiological datasets and the similarities revealed in the studied associations provide reliability and support to the present results.
Conclusions: As a traditional component of [the Mediterranean Diet], pasta consumption was negatively associated with BMI, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio and with a lower prevalence of overweight and obesity.
It’s nice to have a big study reinforce what we already know: Eating starch makes us lean and healthy.