French paradox


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French paradox

n
(Medicine) the theory that the lower incidence of heart disease in Mediterranean countries compared to that in the US is a consequence of the larger intake of flavonoids from red wine in these countries
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The "French paradox" is a term that was coined in the 1980s and results from the observation that although French people tend to eat a rich diet, relatively high in saturated fats, they also tend to have a lower incidence of obesity and heart disease.
Feel free to email me suggestions at edit@winesandvines.com about individuals, wineries, vineyards and specific events or cultural phenomena such as the 60 Minutes' report "The French Paradox" or the movie Sideways that had a lasting effect.
That notion took hold in the 1990s after news reports on the "French paradox": The French have relatively low rates of heart disease despite a fatty diet.
To Eric Leandri, the founder of Qwant, the episode illustrated a French paradox: startups are benefiting from President Emmanuel Macron's support, but so are global tech giants, and competing with them is proving a problem.
Owing largely to the "French Paradox," wine--particularly red wine--was long considered the alcoholic beverage most likely to impart significant health benefits.
The third way to solve the French paradox lies in a different direction: the observation that the French economy is not doing that well after all.
Signature reports: Katharine Hepburn profile (1979), "Lenell Geter's in Jail" (1983), "The French Paradox" (1991)
Yes, scientists have long been obsessed with what they call the 'French paradox puzzle' (i.e.
You know how people in France typically eat fat-laden foods and red wine and still have good heart health -- the French Paradox? Researchers have found that red wine (in moderation) safeguards your heart against diabetes, heart trouble and age-related memory loss.
For years it was believed that red wine has several health benefits due to antioxidant resveratrol, which has been cited as a possible explanation for the 'French Paradox."
The presentation touched on such topics as the fermentation process and the infamous French paradox. How do the French manage to stay slim while enjoying chocolate, wine, cheese and bread while maintaining low rates of cardiovascular disease despite consuming large amounts of saturated fats?
This is the essence of the French paradox. Here is a president who promises in March that by the end of the year, he'll be able to stop the rise of unemployment which is steadily growing to unprecedented levels, and no one believes him.