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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This is the book that started clean healthy eating for me! I work at a university and this book digs into the science behind the who what and why of healthy eating. I have changed my eating lifestyle ... Read full review


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The CHINA STUDY is a lifechanging book. Dr. Campbell is one of my nutritional heroes. In his book he shares his scientific testing that proved conclusively that cancer cells can be turned ON or turned ... Read full review


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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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