The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health

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BenBella Books, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 417 pages
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Even today, as trendy diets and a weight-loss frenzy sweep the nation, two-thirds of adults are still obese and children are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, typically an “adult” disease, at an alarming rate. If we’re obsessed with being thin more so than ever before, why are Americans stricken with heart disease as much as we were 30 years ago?

In The China Study, Dr. T. Colin Campbell details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The report also examines the source of nutritional confusion produced by powerful lobbies, government entities, and opportunistic scientists. The New York Times has recognized the study as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” and the “most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease.”

The China Study is not a diet book. Dr. Campbell cuts through the haze of misinformation and delivers an insightful message to anyone living with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and those concerned with the effects of aging.

[This book is also available in Spanish, El Estudio de China.]
  

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After reading a couple rebuttals of the science of this book, I've changed my mind. I'm not sure the science is sound, and I think there have been omissions which are deceptive. Read it if you like, but also read opposing viewpoints. Read full review

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Contents

Problems We Face Solutions We Need
11
A House of Proteins
27
Turning Off Cancer
43
Lessons from China
69
Broken Hearts
111
Obesity
135
Diabetes
145
Common Cancers Breast Prostate Large Bowel Colon and Rectal
157
ScienceThe Dark Side
251
Scientific Reductionism
269
The Science of Industry
289
Government Is It for the People?
305
Big Medicine Whose Health Are They Protecting?
321
Repeating Histories
343
QA Protein Effect in Experimental Rat Studies
351
Experimental Design of the China Study
353

Autoimmune Diseases
183
WideRanging Effects Bone Kidney Eye and Brain Diseases
203
Eating Right Eight Principles of Food and Health
225
How to Eat
241
The Vitamin D Connection
361
References
369
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For more than 40 years, T. Colin Campbell, PhD, has been at the forefront of nutrition research. His legacy, the China Study, is the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. Dr. Campbell is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. He has received more than 70 grant years of peer-reviewed research funding and authored more than 300 research papers. The China Study was the culmination of a 20-year partnership of Cornell University, Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine.

A 1999 graduate of Cornell University and recipient of a medical degree in 2010, Thomas M. Campbell II, MD, is a writer, actor and five-time marathon runner.

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