New enlightenment of French paradox: Resveratrol's potential for cancer chemoprevention and anti-cancer therapy
Volume 6, Issue 12
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Pages 1833 - 1836http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/cbt.6.12.5161
Authors: Bo-lin Liu, Xiang Zhang, Wei Zhang and Hai-ning Zhen View affiliations
Epidemiological studies have revealed an inverse correlation between red wine consumptions and the incidence of cardiovascular disease, a phenomenon commonly known as the “French Paradox”; namely, the fact that the incidence of heart infarction in France is about 40% lower than in the rest of Europe, despite a diet being traditionally rich in saturated fat.