French paradox

Despite a diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol the French have low rates of heart disease. Australian researchers report that this reduced incidence of heart disease may be due to high levels of folate in the French diet. They consume large amounts of fruits and vegetables, which are good sources of folate. (Medical Hypotheses 49:313-318, 1997) Homocysteine is a marker for increased risk of heart attack. Copyright 1997 Phylis Austin

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