No denials that "Instant Noodles" are cheap - a fraction of the cost of a bowl of fresh noodle soup in the restaurant, convenient - have it any time when we felt hungry or a snack, and tasty to many of us. We tends to opt out the “traditional diet,” which is rich in fish, rice and vegetables, and are fancy of the “meat and fast-food” regimen, which is rich in meat and processed food, including instant noodles.
According to Dr. Frank B. Hu, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard and senior author of the researcher in South Korea (highest instant noodle consumption in the world), with 10,711 adult participants, found that "instant noodles are not part of a healthy diet but a few times a week really is".
Women, in particular postmenopausal, are more sensitive to the dietary effect because of carbohydrates, sodium and saturated fat.
In another separate study, women who ate instant noodles at least twice a week were 68 percent more likely to have metabolic syndrome — the constellation of symptoms that includes abdominal obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol and blood sugar levels, which may increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to a publication published in August on The Journal of Nutrition (Instant Noodle Intake and Dietary Patterns Are Associated with Distinct Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Korea)
Source: New York Times, Blog - Well "Instant Noodles Tied to Heart Risk"