Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Exercise lowers MS, 6 healthy choices for the weekend, Years before Zika vaccine, Teen girls respond to breast cancer risk > Health-in-Motion 29 August 2016 When it comes to maintaining a healthy body weight When it comes to maintaining a healthy body weight, pasta has a poor reputation. Recently, a group of Italian researchers set out to investigate the matter and their findings are rather surprising. They examined more than 23,000 Italians, paying particular attention to health indicators and eating habits. Contrary to popular believe, they found that eating pasta is not associated with an increase in body weight – rather the opposite. They suggest that moderate pasta consumption can contribute to a healthy body mass index, lower waist circumference and improved waist-hip ratio. 0 More in Newsletters Want to improve your teenager’s eating habits? More: Daily Dose: Exercise lowers MS, 6 healthy choices for the weekend, Years before Zika vaccine, Teen girls respond to breast cancer risk Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news News Health tip: Why can't I stop sweating? News ICYMI: The top stories of the week Medical Are your headaches linked to your thyroid? Diet and nutrition 6 healthy choices for the weekend Medical Years before Zika vaccine becomes available Sex Help, my STI is incurable! From our sponsors Win one of 25 Webers valued at R2000 each! How to still have a good life with diabetes Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Lose weight Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.