Can pasta help you to lose weight?

On Monday 4th July, a somewhat implausible headline was gracing world newspapers. From the US to the UK , the claim was “Eating pasta can help you to lose weight” – according to an Italian study.

Can this really be the case? Let’s take a look:

The study

Researchers in Italy looked at 14,402 people aged 35 or over from the Molise region of Italy (called the Moli-sani cohort) and 8,964 ...


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