The main carbohydrate source driving obesity in the US has been identified as the potato, but in Korea this dubious accolade may go to the instant noodle.
A dietary survey found that consumption of these noodles was associated with metabolic syndrome in women but not men.
Shin, J.H., Cho, E., Lee, H-J., Fung, T.T., Rimm, E., Rosner, B., Manson, J.E., Wheelan, K. & Hu, F.B. (20114) Instant Noodle Intake and Dietary Patterns Are Associated with Distinct Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Korea. The Journal of Nutrition. 144(7). doi: 10.3945/jn.113.188441.