the TV broadcast "60 minutes" presented in November,
1991 on CBS, Doctor Serge Renaud gave several
millions Americans the opportunity of discovering the "French
He showed that in most countries, a high consumption
of saturated grease is largely correlated to an important
number of deaths due to cardiovascular diseases.
It is not the case in France, and in particular in the
Toulouse region (South West), famous for its Cassoulet
(baked beans with fat duck or goose, pork...) where death
due to coronary disease is low.
the talk about "French Paradox" on American
TV Doctor Klasky decided to review his study.
Among the patients of "Kaiser Permanente" medical center,
the analyses showed that wine-drinkers presented less
risk of death due to cardiovascular disease than non-drinkers.
In fact, according to Professor Masquelier of Bordeaux
University (France) wine present in blood accelerates
the elimination of cholesterol.
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