Tasty: the benefits of Italian pizza. Photograph: Massimo Borchi/Corbis
A series of Italian research studies suggest that eating pizza might do good things for a person’s health.
These benefits show up, statistically speaking and seasoned with caveats, among people who eat pizza as pizza. The delightful statistico-medico-pizza effects do not happen so much, the researchers emphasise, for individuals who eat the pizza ingredients individually.