Meaning of French paradox in English:

French paradox


  • The apparent paradox by which the French tend to consume a diet which is high in saturated fats but have a low mortality rate from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.


1980s. After French paradoxe français (J. L. Richard 1987, in Arch. des maladies du coeur et des vaisseaux 80 Specifically No. Apr. 17.