The French consume diets much higher in fat (especially saturated fats) than we Americans, yet they are thinner than we are and have less heart disease. This has been nicknamed “the French Paradox.” In 1991 the television program 60 Minutes speculated that French people’s consumption of red wine may be responsible for their low incidence of cardiac disease. Americans jumped on the bandwagon; red wine consumption in the United States rapidly increased 44%.
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