The French paradox and wine drinking.

  title={The French paradox and wine drinking.},
  author={Serge C Renaud and Ren{\'e} Gu{\'e}guen},
  journal={Novartis Foundation symposium},
  pages={208-17; discussion 217-22, 152-8}
Despite a high level of risk factors such as cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension and a high intake of saturated fat, French males display the lowest mortality rate from ischaemic heart disease and cardiovascular diseases in Western industrialized nations (36% lower than the USA and 39% lower than the UK). By contrast, mortality from all causes is only 8% lower than in the USA and 6% than in the UK, owing to a high level of cancer and violent deaths. In a recent study of 34,000 middle-aged men… CONTINUE READING


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