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French “Paradox” Solved: It’s Not The Red Wine

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In 1993 French researcher Serge Renaud coined the phrase "the French paradox."  He was referring to the mysterious heart health enjoyed by the French despite their high saturated fat diet.  Ever since then, people all over the world have been guzzling red wine and popping resveratrol pills in an effort to duplicate the effect.

Some 20 years later, researchers are now suggesting that rather than red wine, the secret to the French paradox may be the protective effect of their aged cheeses.

Lycopene Matches Statins in Improving Blood Vessel Function

Lycopene Matches Statins in Improving Blood Vessel Function

We've known for decades that cardiovascular disease is notably lower in southern Europe especially compared to the U.S.  The Mediterranean diet, consisting of more fruits, vegetables, and olive oil, usually gets the credit. It's been shown to reduce the number of heart attacks and strokes in patients with high cardiovascular risk. 

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk for Pregnancy Complications

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk for Pregnancy Complications

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk for Pregnancy Complications

Recent evidence shows that Mediterranean diet is a safe way to prevent dangerous pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia and gestational hypertension, which compromise the short- and long-term health of mothers and infants.