The China Study (Hardcover)

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The science is clear, the results are unmistakable: The findings from the China Study conclusively demonstrate the link between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. This important book admonishes readers to change their diets in order to dramatically reduce their chances of developing these diseases.

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The science is clear, the results are unmistakable: The findings from the China Study conclusively demonstrate the link between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. This important book admonishes readers to change their diets in order to dramatically reduce their chances of developing these diseases. 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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Publisher
Benbella Books, Inc.
Book Format
Hardcover
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
417
Author
Thomas M Campbell II
ISBN-13
9781932100389
Publication Date
December, 2004
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.10 x 6.40 x 1.40 Inches
ISBN-10
1932100385

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This book really is co...
This book really is comprehensive and makes a no-brainer argument for not eating animal products and adopting a whole food, plant-based diet. I'm glad I was already vegan before I read it or I'm sure I would have been freaked out. This should be required reading for anyone working in the medical field and anyone who cares about their health.
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This book was referenc...
This book was reference by Michael Pollan in The Omnivore's Dilemma, I read it to learn more about the subject of healthy eating. Whilst the sections about the China Study itself are interesting, these are wrapped up in a narrative which spends too much time justifying itself. When the author then starts making a case for vegetarianism it descends into a tone too preachy and frankly whiny for me. In short, Michael Pollan is a much better read.
Most helpful positive review
1 customers found this helpful
This book really is co...
This book really is comprehensive and makes a no-brainer argument for not eating animal products and adopting a whole food, plant-based diet. I'm glad I was already vegan before I read it or I'm sure I would have been freaked out. This should be required reading for anyone working in the medical field and anyone who cares about their health.
Most helpful negative review
2 customers found this helpful
This book was referenc...
This book was reference by Michael Pollan in The Omnivore's Dilemma, I read it to learn more about the subject of healthy eating. Whilst the sections about the China Study itself are interesting, these are wrapped up in a narrative which spends too much time justifying itself. When the author then starts making a case for vegetarianism it descends into a tone too preachy and frankly whiny for me. In short, Michael Pollan is a much better read.
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This book really is co...

This book really is comprehensive and makes a no-brainer argument for not eating animal products and adopting a whole food, plant-based diet. I'm glad I was already vegan before I read it or I'm sure I would have been freaked out. This should be required reading for anyone working in the medical field and anyone who cares about their health.

Incendiary Refresher C...

Incendiary Refresher Course -There is a mountain of scientific evidence to show that the healthiest diet you can possibly consume is a high carbohydrate diet. -The past 60 years have been a celebration of chemicals and technology instead of diet and prevention. So we don't die from heart disease as often, but we still get it at about the same rates. Those who have bypass surgery do not have fewer heart attacks than those who do not. -Calcium builds strong bones, but cow's milk weakens them, as osteoporosis. Americans, Australians and New Zealanders drink the most milk, and have the most bone fractures from middle age on. -One of the biggest health hoaxes in history is the nutrient supplement industry. -The health damage from doctors' ignorance of nutrition is astounding. Welcome back to The China Study, still straight-shooting, still dramatic, and about 70 pages longer in the new edition. This book provides more training in the health effects of food than MDs get in all their years of education. The clinical studies, the case histories and the science are all here in plain, direct language. It is a very hard book to put down. The facts, usually contrary to everything we've been taught, keep coming fast and hard. The reason the facts are contrary is of course because of the usual suspects: Big Ag, Big Pharma and Big Processors. They have corrupted our universities with grants, infiltrated government agencies to keep the truth at bay, and spend billions advertising their false promises. We grow up with their falsehoods, and we believe in them. Those who try to speak out are isolated, shunned, removed and fired. It is all examined in you-are-there detail, because it all happened to Colin Campbell and other (once) highly-regarded doctors he profiles. Campbell's basic premise is that animal protein destroys our internal ecosystem. A Whole Food, Plant-Based diet not only maintains better health, it can even reverse damage. The scientific proof is endless - and so are the defenders of the SAD - Standard American Diet - that is about one third animal, between meat and dairy. When I read the first China Study ten years ago, I immediately went back online and ordered a whole case of them. I then mailed them out to friends all over, preceded by an e-mail warning and my review. That's how impressed I was. This second edition forced me to reread it. In so doing, I came across several strong new claims and rushed to the first edition, only to find they were already there. So this edition is as much a badly needed refresher as a new discovery. Glad they made me do it. David Wineberg

T. Colin Campbells ca...

T. Colin Campbell's career-long study of nutrition has produced a simple assertion backed up by empirical evidence: that a diet featuring animal protein and fat is harmful to human health - the best action you can take in order to have long-term health is to eat a plant-based diet. But don't think this statement capture the full import of the book. "The China Study" is well worth reading from cover to cover. Along the way, Campbell has many insightful thing to say about human nutrition, the nature of scientific investigation, and the depredations caused by scientific reductionism. Towards the end, he asks the following disturbing questions: "How did we get to a place where the healers of our society, our doctors, know little, if anyting, about nutrition; where our medical institutions denigrate the subject; where using prescription drugs and going to hospitals is the third leading cause of death? How did we get to place where advocating a plant-based diet can jeopardize a professional career, where scientists spend more time mastering nature than respecting it? How did we get to a place where the companies that profit from out sickness are the ones telling us how to be healthy; where the companies that profit from our food choices are the ones telling us what to eat; where the public's hard-earned money is being spent by the government to boost the drug industry's profits; and where there is more distrust than trust of our governments policies on foods, drugs and health? Dr. Campbell is not simply a writer or journalist, he is a distinguished professor of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. This is a very important book for everyone to read, and it could have a major impact on your life.

Everyone needs to read...

Everyone needs to read this book!One of my favorite quotes:"There are powerful, influential and enormously wealthy industries that stand to lose a vast amount of money if Americans start shifting to a plant-based diet. Their financial health depends on controlling what the public knows about nutrition and health. Like any good business enterprise these industries do everything in their power to protect their profits and their shareholders."

A very well written bo...

A very well written book! Very informative and backs up what he's researched very well. Although he never actually studies a 100% vegetarian or vegan diet he does imply that going 100% plant would be more beneficial to us all and makes it clear in his book allowing the reader to make his/her own decisions. This should be required reading for all!

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