Definition of French paradox in English:

French paradox

noun

  • 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.

Origin

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