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What Is The French Paradox?

You’ve probably heard before that a glass of wine or two is healthy for you. Today we want to discover if there is any truth to this, or if it’s just what your Aunt Martha said to justify dipping into her second bottle at Christmas dinner. The French Paradox The French Paradox is a phrase coined around the 1980s that referred to a seemingly paradoxical observation that people in France had surprisingly low rates of heart disease when you take into account a relatively high-fat diet. Since it is believed that high amounts of fats, especially saturated fats found in many traditional French foods, is a huge risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD), it would make sense that the...

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