Book by T. Colin Campbell, PhD & Thomas M. Campbell II< read all 5 reviews
This book is seriously a life changer. I heard about this title through Joel Fuhrman's Eat To Live, which is another excellent book, but the China Study goes much more in depth about what not to eat and why.
All of the information in this book is based off of scientific FACT why a vegetarian based diet is superior to the standard american diet (S.A.D). The studies were done in the dozens of different counties in rural China. The diets vary drastically from county to county, so China was the absolute best region to do epidemiological studies.
If you want a great in depth read regarding diet and health/longevity, this is definitely a must read. I'd actually recommend buying it rather than borrowing from the library, as its a great reference, and you'll likely come back for more information.
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The China Study is a 2005 book by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., and his son, Thomas M. Campbell II. Dr. Campbell is a professor of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University and one of the directors of the China Project.
The book examines the relationship between the consumption of animal products and illnesses such as cancers of the breast, prostate, and large bowel, diabetes, coronary heart disease, obesity, autoimmune disease, osteoporosis, degenerative brain disease, and macular degeneration. The "China study" referred to in the title is the China Project, a "survey of death rates for twelve different kinds of cancer for more than 2,400 counties and 880 million (96%) of their citizens" conducted jointly by Cornell University, Oxford University, and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine over the course of twenty years.
The authors introduce and explain the conclusions of scientific studies, which have correlated animal-based diets with disease. The authors conclude that diets high in protein, particularly animal protein (including casein in cow's milk) are strongly linked to diseases such as heart disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes.
The authors recommend that people eat a whole food, plant-based diet and avoid consuming beef, poultry and milk as a means to minimize and/or reverse the development of chronic disease. The authors also recommend that people take in adequate amounts of sunshine in order to maintain sufficient levels of Vitamin D and consider taking ...