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BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 29 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1496
  1. Douglas Carnall
  1. BMJ The French seem to have just as many risk factors for coronary heart disease as the British, yet its incidence in France is lower than in Britain—the so called French paradox. In this week's BMJ the epidemiologists debate the relative importance of such factors as the French propensity for a glass or two …

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