Italian scientists say they have proved that eating pasta won’t make you fat. That it actually helps you to get thin.
That’s how media across the globe heralded a new study published in Nutrition and Diabetes. That’s how the researchers themselves have happily punted it .
Can a pizza study be far behind?
The research is grist to the anti-low-carb mill. A knock-out blow to the low-carb side of the UK “fat wars”. It sabotages a powerful “Martin Luther moment”. It supports Public Health England’s much maligned Eatwell Guide.
Or does it? Is this just Big Carb fighting back – and losing? Here’s look at what the researchers really say and what their data really show: