Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: The 10 best yoga poses for men > 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: Daily Dose: The 10 best yoga poses for menHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle ‘I’m a disabled man, and here’s what you’re getting wrong about Stephen Hawking’s death’ Medical How your eyes can reveal a brain tumour Lifestyle 7 shocking things your first period can tell you about your health Lifestyle Should you squat on a public toilet to avoid germs? Fitness 5 new rules of super strength Fitness The 10 best yoga poses for men From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.