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New study shows noodles are healthy

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WKOW -- A new Italian study shows noodles can actually be part of a healthy diet.

The study was published in Nutrition and Diabetes and included 23,000 people 18 or older. 

The study showed that eating noodles in moderation leads to a lower body mass index, and that those who eat smaller servings of noodles are less likely to become obese or overweight. Pairing noodles with vegetables, fish and lean poultry can help people stick to a healthy eating regime that reflects the Mediterranean diet.

One cup of whole wheat noodles has significant amounts of iron, B vitamins, protein and fiber. The study did not say how much pasta is ideal, but did show a positive correlation between obesity and grams consumed per day. 

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