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, Jun 1, 2006 - Medical - 417 pages
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Referred to as the "Grand Prix of epidemiology" by The New York Times, this study examines more than 350 variables of health and nutrition with surveys from 6,500 adults in more than 2,500 counties across China and Taiwan, and conclusively demonstrates the link between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. While revealing that proper nutrition can have a dramatic effect on reducing and reversing these ailments as well as curbing obesity, this text calls into question the practices of many of the current dietary programs, such as the Atkins diet, that are widely popular in the West. The politics of nutrition and the impact of special interest groups in the creation and dissemination of public information are also discussed.

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Review: 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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When I read health books, it is generally unclear to me how seriously I should take them. But I think they are right, I think the science is on their side of the argument. Depressing as it sounds that ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Pavlo Illashenko - Goodreads

At tricky logical twists, when evidence is needed most, author is simply switching to a new topic. I can not say that the author is lying. Only that he did not present evidence and make story so compelling for believers that I smell fraud. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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The China Study
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Problems We Face Solutions We Need
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Copyright

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T. Colin Campbell, PhD, is the project director of the China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and Health Project (the China Study), a 20-year study of nutrition and health. He is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of nutritional biochemistry at Cornell University. In more than 40 years of research he has received more than 70 grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding and authored more than 300 research papers. He lives in Ithaca, New York. Thomas M. Campbell II is an author and actor. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

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