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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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    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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    Interesting read

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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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      4.0

      This book changed my life

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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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          5.0

          Life changing

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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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            5.0

            Absolutely Fantastic Everyone Must Read

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              5.0

              Great read

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                  Very informative book, a must read!!!!

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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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                  5.0

                  A must read for all!

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                    After reading this book my dietary habits have changed substantially. It's unfortunate that what we have been led to believe as far as what is good in our everyday diets does not match up with the science.

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                    5.0

                    Very, very informative, life changing!

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                      This is one of the most informative and educational books I have ever read. Life changing, if you are game enough, and so interesting to make alterations to your diet to avoid serious health issues. I wish I had read this many years ago when my MS first reared its ugly head.

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                        This is a modest but a supremely life changing book: the authors set out their lengthy academic research results with a startling set of conclusions that I'd consider is essential reading for anyone. What they've found goes against much of what is considered the sacred cows of modern dietary science, albeit held up and promoted by vested interests. If you want to live a healthier, longer life read this one. You won't be sorry.

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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
                        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
                        Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

                        ISBN: 9781932100662
                        ISBN-10: 1932100660
                        Audience: General
                        Format: Paperback
                        Language: English
                        Number Of Pages: 417
                        Published: September 2006
                        Publisher: BenBella Books
                        Country of Publication: US
                        Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.5  x 2.6
                        Weight (kg): 0.58