We all just simply love instant noodles! But did you know it could be harmful for your health so much that it could lead to heart diseases and strokes. According to the recent research at Baylor University and Harvard about 10,000 participants of age group from 19 to 64 were brought under observation to analyze that how often they eat noodles and their dietary patterns. What the researchers reported, will definitely shock you!

The study also reveals that instant noodles utilization in women linked to metabolic syndrome – a group of possible factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke. Women who consume instant noodles twice a week reportedly have 68% higher risk of metabolic syndrome.

Frank B. Hu, a nutritionist at Harvard, stated that the effect wasn’t noticeable in men due to the biological differences, but as women are more sensitive to the effects of sodium and carbohydrates in their post-menopausal stage; an issue with the menstrual cycle.

New York University Professor Lisa Young said, “Instant noodles are high in fat, high in salt, high in calories, and they’re processed — all those factors could contribute to some of the health problems. That doesn’t mean that every single person is going to respond the same way, but the piece to keep in mind is that it’s not a healthy product, and it is a processed food.”

But don’t worry girls! You can minimize your obsession for noodles for the sake of your health. Just try to reduce it from daily consumption into weekly.