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PhD, T. Colin Campbell : The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health

Author: PhD, T. Colin Campbell
Title: 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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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 417
Date: 2006-06-01
ISBN: 1932100660
Publisher: Benbella Books
Weight: 1.27 pounds
Size: 6.68 x 8.86 x 0.88 inches
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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.
Reviews: Rob (USA: PA) (2007/07/06):
This book may save your life!

Amy (USA: DC) (2008/02/29):
This book covers an epidemiological study that does not "prove" what the authors of the book say it does. It finds correlations, not causal links, between life in certain parts of the world and various health indicators. The study authors do not claim a causal link. The book's authors are attempting to get rich making people think that the study says something it doesn't.

Gio (United Kingdom) (2009/11/18):
Contrary to the above comment, I believe this is an excellent book. In my opinion the authors are not trying to get rich since the study started with opposite bias (the authors initially wanted to demonstrate the health benefits of animal products in people diets but, after the study, gathered evidence for the opposite). Also, proofs of the detrimental effect of animal products (an others) on people health are well established and the authors have also re-examined some of those links.
More over, this book is not about one epidemiological study but many. "The China Study' refers to the gathering of data, and its elaboration, from all those previously made researches and some other experiment conducted by the authors too. Basically, the authors found correlations in previous studies and then went on to check the cause of those correlations themselves.
To fully enjoy this book, the reader is strongly advised to put aside own emotions and self-interests and keep his/her mind fully open.

erwin mcgee (USA: TX) (2011/10/24):
My reading of it was that it made a great case for avoiding red meat (beef,pork and dairy) entirely but concluded with going vegan. Fish and poultry are sizable portions of southeast asian diets and are hardly discussed but are just kind of thrown in at the end.

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