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French paradox

french paradox (GB)
paradoxe français (F)
paradoja francesa (ES)
paradosso francese (I)

This is the name given to the phenomenon that the French are less likely than other countries to suffer from circulatory and cardiovascular diseases, which is attributed to regular red wine consumption. It was discovered in the 1980s by the French professor Serge Renaud and then quickly became a household word in the wine world by the media. In the United States increased then the red wine consumption quasi overnight by 40%. A similarly positive result came from the "Copenhagen City Heart Study" conducted in 1995. One of the main causes for the potential positive impact is the one in particular red wine in larger quantities occurring substance resveratrol, However, critical minds argue that while the French may not contract circulatory and cardiac disorders, they may be more likely to develop liver cirrhosis. See also below alcoholism. allergy. health. intoxication and drinking culture,

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