The French Paradox Click on the comments you'd like to print with your recipe. Grayed out comments will not print. Print (Ads will not print.) Top Comments James April 9, 2005 at 11:05 pm I read somewhere that it’s quite exaggerated that French women never get fat. In fact, the statistics show that the rate of obesity and overweight women in France is on the rise. I’m sure we should take both sides of the issue with a grain of salt.