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


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Ball Three, October 23, 2014 (view all comments by Ball Three)
At age 74, I had been looking all my adult life for a helpful, scientifically-sound book on nutrition. Why would I sometimes feel nauseated after what I thought was a healthy meal? And was my diet connected to my other medical problems such as kidney pain, inflamed gall bladder, etc?

Books on the subject seemed to contain nothing but vague platitudes, crazy weight-loss diets promulgated by obese MDs with no scientific credentials other than their medical degrees, or endless discussion of dozens of healthful nutrients with no usable suggestions on how to incorporate them easily into one's diet.

Five years ago I stumbled across "The China Study" and changed to a plant-based diet overnight. The author, Dr. Colin Campbell, explains in very readable language how his decades of research as a Cornell professor led him to see how the standard American diet is largely responsible for the chronic diseases which kill and cripple so many.

My medical problems have since disappeared, including the kidney pain, which could have been life threatening since my dad died of kidney failure at about the age I am now.

Other books since, by other clinicians and researchers, have echoed and expanded upon Dr. Campbell's advice, but this book was for many, including some pro-bowl NFL players, a real game changer (no pun intended).

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Grady, February 2, 2013 (view all comments by Grady)
Harsh realities - we are what we eat, if given the choice....

In an age of crises, of media blitz campaigns both written and in that ominous Cloud where all data on everything and everyone is stored and available for dissecting, this volume THE CHINA STUDY by Doctors Campbell is fresh and illuminating. Early on in this tome we read, `'Hippocrates said, `There are, in effect, two things: to know and to believe one knows. To know is science. To believe on e knows is ignorance.' And what follows in this book is a close examination or scrutiny of nutrition and how it affects health and disease.

Though the book is lengthy and dense it is surprisingly easy to read and understand. The Campbells wade through the various obsessions about weight control that come from (on the positive side) nutritionists and health gurus, to companies who are involved in the `health industry' with such plans as prepared meals for dieting, groups who gather like AA clones in the often lost battle to get thin, to `scientific articles' that take a small study and show us why we should avoid certain foods only to bow out within a year or so having found another wayward dietary measure that guarantees health, etc. This book shows how the growing epidemic of obesity in this country has nurtured Medicine Man Wagons who play on the fear of overweight citizens in order to make money - the big culprits being the food industry - and encouraged those lobbyists who pester the national government to foster communication for the good of corporate greed and not for the health of the citizenry.

But politics aside (and that is a big part of the message in this study) the main message here is to alter our perception of what foods are healthy and how we can so easily change our eating habits by depending on plants and whole foods instead of animals as our food source. No, this is not a treatise on vegetarianism. Instead this is an explanation about how our preference for animal products (`protein source') is a misconception that has foster the persistent proliferation of cancer, cardiovascular disease, the effect on early aging, obesity, diabetes, and other malfunctions of the human organism. It is an eye-opening study that is certain to benefit all those who commit to the time to read it. At least the reader will be informed as to the misconceptions that the obesity epidemic has fostered. From that point, the progress is up to us. `Eating the right way not only prevents disease but also generates health and a sense of well-being, both physically and mentally.'

Grady Harp
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audsbiz, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by audsbiz)
This book is in the process of changing my family's life and health. The evidence is convincing, a whole food vegan diet will prevent and CURE cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc. read it and see!
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Dennis Kluver, January 12, 2011 (view all comments by Dennis Kluver)
This book has to be the BEST book I have ever read dealing with nutrition and diseases. To learn how strongly diseases are influenced by what we eat is profound to say the least. I have digested every page of information in this book and have high-lighted areas of the book that mean so much to me and people that I know. I have purchased many of these books just to give to leaders in the nutrition field and hope they can help mankind benefit from the research that has been done by Dr. Campbell and his Son. I recommend that everyone read this book. So far I have lost 50 pounds in the last 11 months. This book sits on my book shelf that makes it very excess able for people to see it and read it. Every American Citizen needs to read this book! I can honestly say this book has saved my life. Thank you for writing this comprehensive book Dr. Campbell. God bless you.
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Katy Cauker, January 12, 2008 (view all comments by Katy Cauker)
Colin Campbell brings to light startling information about how our Western cultural norms, in diet and big business, do not support our individual goal of a long and healthy life. He presents fascinating information in a very readable style helpful to anyone interested in how to improve their own health without drugs or even herbal pills.
Once again China with it's unique approach to cultural organization, immense population, varied geography provided fertile ground for this scrutinizing look at how what you eat determines what diseases your body supports.
Campbell's study on the role of animal protein in supporting tumor growth is important information for the prevention of breast cancer and other deadly diseases common in our culture today. Information that is easily utilized by all and yet not profitable to large corporations so is not advertised and promoted in our daily media.
An important read for all.
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Campbell, T Colin
Benbella Books
Foreword by:
Robbins, John
Robbins, John
Campbell, Thomas M., II
Campbell, T. Colin, Ph.D.
Campbell, T. Colin, PH.D. PhD PhD PhD
Campbell, T. Colin
Campbell, PhD, T. Colin
Campbell, T. Colin, PH.D. PhD PhD PhD Ph
Campbell, Thomas M.
Campbell II, Thomas M.
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"Synopsis" by ,
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 were 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.]

"Synopsis" by , 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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