Research in the field of health or medical science continues to evolve. This is reasonable because today more and more types of diseases that do not know where it comes from. Where once we felt safe eating certain foods, but due to the development of medical technology, now these foods can lead to various diseases especially if consumed in excess.
Recently, there is a recent study from Baylor University Medical Center, published in the Journal of Nutrition says that if we consume instant noodles can increase a person's risk of cardiometabolic syndrome, especially in women.
Hyun Joon Shin, MD, who led the study Hearth and Vascular Hospital Baylor (BHVH) found, eating instant noodles twice or more a week associated with cardiometabolic syndrome. This syndrome can increase a person's risk of developing heart disease and other conditions such as diabetes and stroke.
Dr. Shin also found that the risk is more common in women. This is possible due to biological differences such as sex hormones and metabolism, and obesity and metabolic syndrome components. As well as due to differences in food consumption habits that vary in men and women.
Regardless of the findings related to gender or the cause, Dr Shin said, that the study is important because many people who consume instant noodles without knowing the possible health risks.
People in Asia are known to have ramen consumption levels are relatively high. Therefore, this study focused on the region of South Korea which has the highest number of consumers of instant noodles in the world.