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 French Paradox


" The term "French Paradox"  was  coined in 1992 based on epidemiological data collected from French population who had low incidence of coronary heart diseases despite high intake of saturated fat. 

Cardiovascular diseases include atherosclerosis, hypertension, stroke, ischemic heart diseases and heart failure etc.

The low incidences of coronary heart diseases in France have been attributed to the consumption of red wine containing high levels of polyphenolic compounds.

Resveratrol is a non-flavonoid polyphenolic compound which is present in grapes and red wine.

It  could play a potential protective role against  cardiovascular disease, and be involved in the "French paradox". 

Resveratrol (longevity molecule) is believed to be good for increasing the lifespan and also for healthy aging."

Further reading:

Bonnefont-Rousselot D. Resveratrol and Cardiovascular Diseases. Nutrients. 2016;8(5):250. doi:10.3390/nu8050250.

Catalgol B, Batirel S, Taga Y, Ozer NK. Resveratrol: French Paradox Revisited.Frontiers in Pharmacology. 2012;3:141. doi:10.3389/fphar.2012.00141.

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