August 22, 2014

RAMEN NOODLES — HEART ATTACK IN A BOWL? “Think of this the next time you slurp a cheap cup of hot ramen noodles: It could be linked to heart disease, especially if you’re a woman, the AP reports. A new American study of South Korea’s ramen consumption examined the diets of 10,700 people aged 19 to 64. They found both healthy (fish and rice) and unhealthy (meat and fast food) diet trends, but neither was linked to metabolic syndrome and ultimately heart disease, the New York Times explains. When instant noodles were thrown in the mix, researchers saw trouble. Women who ate a cup of them more than twice a week saw a 68% jump in cardiometabolic syndrome. It didn’t matter what else they ate.”

I’m going to stick to steak and red wine, just to be safe.