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The French Paradox

imagesThe term French Paradox was coined by Dr. Serge Renaud, a scientist from Bordeaux University in France in 1992. The French paradox is the observation that the French suffer a relatively low incidence of coronary heart disease, despite having a diet relatively rich in saturated fats. Research suggests that moderate drinkers are less likely to suffer heart attacks than are abstainers or heavy drinkers. Wines, particularly red wines, are a source of resveratrol. High doses of reseveratol have been linked to longevity and cancer prevention in other species.

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