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Eat noodles? The packaging will kill you – more BPA madness

Posted on 19 August 2014

According to the Philippines’ National Center for Biotechnology Information, eating noodles may lead to cardiometabolic syndrome.

In fact, it’s worse than that – its studies show that people who consume take-away noodles just two or three times a week are at risk of having a combination of maladaptive cardiovascular, renal, metabolic, prothrombotic and inflammatory abnormalities. Ouch!

These cardiovascular and metabolic conditions lead to a substantial increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality, making cardiometabolic syndrome a strong risk factor for premature and severe CVD and stroke. Nasty, eh?

Moreover, it was found that noodle-related illness is worse in women than men, “probably” as a result of the Bisphenol A (BPA) found in the in the plastic containers they are served in. And because BPA is an endocrine disruptor women are most at risk, according to the National Center for Biotechnology.

The Philippine boffins pointed out that the possible health effects of BPA on humans include reproductive disorders, male impotence, heart disease, a change in sex hormones in men, type 2 diabetes and a loss of connection between brain cells.

Or, perhaps, the people who eat lots of take-away food are… well… you know, not living the most healthy of lifestyles. I know what you’re thinking – you think me mad. “That Clark… he’s off his rocker!” And maybe I am – maybe the BPA has unlinked my brain cells after all.

Fact: People who eat take-away food have an increased incidence of heart disease. Is it because a] they eat junk food or b] because the packaging is soaked in evil chemicals that will wipe out mankind if we don’t act now?

You decide…


It has been calculated that it would take several hundred to millions of years for 1% of the initial content of an endocrine disruptor in a 1mm thick plastic sheet to migrate out into water. Molecules considered were eg, bisphenol-A. Paper is in the journal Polymer Engineering & Science, February 1997, vol 37, no. 2, pages 391-5 (Predicting migration of endocrine disruptors from rigid plastics). Hardly cause for concern.

- 22 August 2014 - Distiller

Good blog! Of course BPA or instant noodle are co-founding factors, reflecting a certain life style and diet, and in no way causing diseases. In addition there is no BPA in instant noodle packaging!! This is a typical example of scaremongering with no science base. Thanks for de-bunking!

- 20 August 2014 - Jacques

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