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EXPERT COMMENT - The ‘French paradox’ turned out to be an illusion, but it led to some interesting research

EXPERT COMMENT - The ‘French paradox’ turned out to be an illusion, but it led to some interesting research

Press releases   •   Jul 13, 2017 09:49 BST

Everybody loved the French paradox. It was a term coined in 1980 by French scientists in their paper on heart disease and fat intake. It refers to the fact that, despite consuming a diet high in saturated fat, French people have relatively low levels of coronary heart disease, especially when compared with people in Britain.