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    Study: Pasta Can Help You Lose Weight

    No need to say basta pasta! Researchers have found that, contrary to popular belief and low-carb diet promoters, noodles and shells have been associated with weight loss. The Italian study of over 23,000 participants revealed that eating pasta as part of a Mediterranean diet can reduce chances of obesity — perhaps, researchers theorized, because pasta tends to come with healthful additions like olive oil and garlic. Those involved say spaghetti and macaroni should be eaten in moderation, but that Italy’s modern pivot away from pasta could be a mistake.

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