Resveratrol, a phytoestrogen found in red wine. A possible explanation for the conundrum of the 'French paradox'?

@article{Kopp1998ResveratrolAP,
  title={Resveratrol, a phytoestrogen found in red wine. A possible explanation for the conundrum of the 'French paradox'?},
  author={P. Kopp},
  journal={European journal of endocrinology},
  year={1998},
  volume={138 6},
  pages={
          619-20
        }
}
  • P. Kopp
  • Published 1998
  • Biology, Medicine
  • European journal of endocrinology
Certain populations, e.g. the French and the Greek, suffer little heart disease despite a diet which is relatively high in fat. It has been proposed that regular consumption of red wine in moderate amounts may explain this phenomenon, which has been dubbed the ‘French paradox’ (1, 2). Resveratrol, a compound found in grapes and wine in significant amounts, was implicated in this beneficial action of red wine because of its ability to act as an antioxidant and an inhibitor of platelet… Expand
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