The radio station I listen to most of the day has 3-4 extended paid "interviews" for a product called ResVPlus. They are always going on about the French Paradox and it drives me mental. I always figured however that maybe there was something to what they were saying. Now it turns out that its bullshit I am heartbroken. Carry on. --DamoHi 08:17, 8 August 2011 (UTC)
The statement "The causal link to just saturated fat consumption and heart disease was later dispelled" needs to be removed. Saturated fat was never considered the ONLY causal link. Saturated fat consumption and high serum concentrations of LDL cholesterol have been causality linked to heart disease in multiple lines of evidence. If the link has been "dispelled" then someone should tell major national health institutions like the American Heart Association and the British Heart Foundation. Only one paper is cited here, which is a systemic review, however other reviews and meta-analyses have found the opposite. Also worthy of note on the citation is the lead author, A. Mente, who is a low carb diet advocate that speaks at low carb conferences and appears on popular low carb sites. He seems to have strong bias in favor fat. Swampf0etus (talk) 14:04, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
"A real study of a typical French diet would show they eat smaller portions, more fresh foods, more fruits and vegetables, very little to no sugary drinks like sodas, and far less snacking between meals. Added to that, the French (along with most Europeans, if only due to the cost of petrol and automobile insurance) do not drive short distances, like to a store or a mall - they walk. Walking less is strongly correlated with obesity. "
-This is an overly idealized conception of France. The reality is that french people eat junk food like everyone else.
-"along with most Europeans" defeats the argument as the paradox is specific to France, compared to other countries.