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Monday, 18 August 2014

Instant Noodles cause heart attack

Instant noodles: linked to heart attackInstant noodles causes  heart attack . 

Fox News says a new research has found that the instant noodles commonly known as ramen may increase people’s risk of metabolic changes linked to heart disease and stroke.
In the study, according to Fox News, “women in South Korea who consumed more of the pre-cooked blocks of dried noodles were more likely to have metabolic syndrome regardless of what else they ate, or how much they exercised.”
The research study published in the Journal of Nutrition emphasised that people who had metabolic syndrome could have high blood pressure or high blood sugar levels, with the consequence being the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Co-author of the study, Hyun Shin, a doctoral candidate at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, said although instant noodle is a convenient and delicious food, there could be an increased risk for metabolic syndrome given the high sodium, unhealthy saturated fat and glycemic loads in the food.
To arrive at this conclusion, Shin and his team at Baylor University and Harvard studied and investigated the health and diet of at least 11,000 adults in South Korea between ages 19 to 64 looking at how many times they ate instant noodles every week.
The researchers found that women who ate instant noodles twice or more every week had a higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome than those who ate less.
However, the researchers said they could not link any association between eating noodles such number of times and developing metabolic syndrome in men, arguing that this may be linked to the difference in gender of men and women including the effect of sex hormones and metabolism.