Barilla sponsored ‘study’ fools consumers

A recent report convinced pasta-lovers of the carbohydrate’s health benefits. Many were pleased until they realized it was paid for by a famous pasta company. Here’s the scoop.

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Is pasta good for you? In the worlds of health and marketing, it depends whom you ask.

A study from the journal Nutrition and Diabetes, which recently launched a study to determine the health effects of pasta found that “pasta consumption was negatively associated with BMI, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio and with a lower prevalence of overweight and obesity.”

Great news for pasta lovers, right?

There’s a catch.

If you scroll down to the bottom of this press release, you’ll see that “the study was partially supported by Barilla.”

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