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The China Study : Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health - T. Colin Campbell

The China Study

Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health

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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 book is relevant to anyone who values their health!

I've always been a vegetarian, but now will do my best to be vegan.

Dairy is out! All animal proteins are out !

Whole food, plant based......delicious!

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    Such a comprehensive discussion of nutrition, particularly plant-based wholefoods diets. A must read if you care about the influence of nutrition on your health!

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      The first book written and the one that should be compulsory for all those who work in the food industry. So many people have no clue what they are telling others. Inform yourself with the facts....

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            I love this book. It was recommended to me by a friend. You can read specific topics or chapters or read from front to back. Very easy to follow with an entertaining style. Excellent information and easy to follow. Life saving information on how to eat yourself to health and longevity. Only wish I had read it sooner.

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              A very interesting read about nutrition and its effects on health, touting the benefits of a wholefood, plant-based diet. Some of the scientific explanations were in my opinion hard to follow

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                  Scientifically proves the basis of a 'plant based diet'. Highlights the health issues related to animal based protien.

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                    Everyone should read this book as the information is invaluable to the future health of all who consume a western diet.

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                          Very informative book, a must read!!!!

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                          This book is relevant to anyone who values their health!

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                          "[These] findings from the most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease are challenging much of American dietary dogma." --The New York Times "Reflects the profound changes that industrialization is bringing to diet and disease patterns in China, statistics that have had an impact on reevaluating dietary policy in the United States and worldwide." --Washington Post "Everyone in the field of nutrition science stands on the shoulders of Dr. Campbell, who is one of the giants in the field. This is one of the most important books about nutrition ever written--reading it may save your life." --Dean Ornish, MD, Founder & President, Preventative Medicine Research Institute; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Author, Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease and Love & Survival "Colin Campbell's The China Study is an important book, and a highly readable one. With his son, Tom, Colin studies the relationship between diet and disease, and his conclusions are startling. The China Study is a story that needs to be heard." --Robert C. Richardson, PhD, Nobel Prize Winner; Professor of Physics and Vice Provost of Research, Cornell University "The China Study gives critical, life-saving nutritional information ... Dr. Campbell's expose of the research and medical establishment makes this book a fascinating read and one that could change the future for all of us." --Joel Fuhrman, MD, Author, Eat to Live "The China Study is a life changer ... After reading it I felt compelled to recommend this book to as many people as possible." --Bob Napoli, Senior Vice President, Operations, Hudson Group

                          The China study
                          Problems we face, solutions we needp. 11
                          A house of proteinsp. 27
                          Turning off cancerp. 43
                          Lessons from Chinap. 69
                          Diseases of affluence
                          Broken heartsp. 111
                          Obesityp. 135
                          Diabetesp. 145
                          Common cancers : breast, prostate, large bowel (colon and rectal)p. 157
                          Autoimmune diseasesp. 183
                          Wide-ranging effects : bone, kidney, eye and brain diseasesp. 203
                          The good nutrition guide
                          Eating right : eight principles of food and healthp. 225
                          How to eatp. 241
                          Science - the dark sidep. 251
                          Scientific reductionismp. 269
                          The "science" of industryp. 289
                          Government : is it for the people?p. 305
                          Big medicine : whose health are they protecting?p. 321
                          Repeating historiesp. 343
                          Q & A : protein effect in experimental rat studiesp. 351
                          Experimental design of the China studyp. 353
                          The "vitamin" D connectionp. 361
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                          ISBN: 9781932100662
                          ISBN-10: 1932100660
                          Audience: General
                          Format: Paperback
                          Language: English
                          Number Of Pages: 417
                          Published: September 2006
                          Country of Publication: US
                          Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.5  x 2.3
                          Weight (kg): 0.61