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The French paradox has been used to describe.
The lower rates of heart disease among a population that -- a diet relatively high in saturated fat for years.
Red -- was credited with protecting French hearts but now.
That theory is coming into question.
Joining me now to explain is the medicine hundred Chris -- thank you for being here -- -- -- -- to it it's not red wine for the French what is it.
Well first of all I don't I think part of the problem here is that researchers have been looking for a thing.
Is that the red wine is at the olive oil what is it that they're looking for.
They're looking for something that significantly.
Reduces the risk of cardiovascular.
And we know that red wine is in fact rich and beneficial antioxidants.
And you know including -- very trawl we've recently had the problem with doctor Deepak DOS of the University of Connecticut who.
Over a hundred pieces of material in his note that was -- -- general surgeon that I did not want ER GS 4000 papers so it.
It hasn't blown the whole science -- right our trawl.
But what I do think is that it is completely illegitimate to -- -- The difference you know you've got a 115.
Americans out of a 100000 dying of cardiovascular disease vs 83 French that's quite a disparity.
Disparity not disparate -- I think it's illegitimate to assign.
One single item with being responsible for that I think it's actually a combination of so what do you think what is this French paradox the French paradox is how -- they get away with that they smoke more than we do they eat more saturated fat they have low.
Lower rates of heart disease -- in this -- I maintain.
And I may be a lone voice in the wilderness right now but I shall -- yes yes he -- -- hear the wind blow and hum tumble weeds going by.
I maintain that onions garlic Shalit's.
The Italian family which are far more powerful in terms of their cardiovascular health promoting properties.
Are more responsible.
Than red wine for the so called French paradox.
All of Boyle is certainly in there and we don't know what other factors may also be different but I think that -- As a whole they have in the won the French are more -- geniuses -- small some smaller society than this and then the US -- this is a society.
That has change you know -- we're only to 300 years old and in terms of the society still remembered -- you know.
Napoleon it was like our last dislike Jimmy Carter for Greg he was right -- fifth fifth pick it and and do but it's a society that you know walks more and yeah.
Has a little bit more of down time because they indeed they kind of pace themselves.
They -- more at home.
What if we find out it's 'cause they make we'll have more.
And then make more love may be may be may be innocent you as a public.
The visit him big symposium to placebo so I think I mean look I think I -- with -- I am totally against.
Looking for -- the one thing is no magic bullet I am tired of looking for.
I wanted to live longer give me something for that -- I have no interest and and -- he might tell me there isn't any way different than at any time soon.
You don't want any feeling I don't want I don't want a log in my -- thank you only real way they are.
But at the end of the day I I think lifestyle all the whole the whole -- a good little is far more important one thing.
Yes and and it could be.
That they take more time with their families we don't know it could be that they eat more regional.
Fruits and vegetables and get more vitamins overall we don't know but I don't think it's just red wine -- whatever role that may play but you don't think red wine is bad for.
I think red wine is very good for you but I would tell people that -- an -- every single day.
So you pushing onions and pushing online.
I'm -- with the onion shells followed will -- French super will have a little Burgundy.
Very good thank you so much for being you doctor -- do you have any health questions you want to talk about email Leo at fox.
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