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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-term Health

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Benbella Books

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This exhaustive presentation of the findings from the China Study conclusively demonstrates the link between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. 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. 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, enjoying widespread popularity in the West. The impact of the politics of nutrition and the efforts of special interest groups in the creation and dissemination of public information on nutrition are also discussed.

Author Biography

T. Colin Campbell, PhD, is the project director of the China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and Health Project (the China Study), a 20-year study of nutrition and health. He is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of nutritional biochemistry at Cornell University. In more than 40 years of research he has received more than 70 grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding and authored more than 300 research papers. He lives in Ithaca, New York. Thomas M. Campbell II is an author and actor. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(10)
Part I: The China Study
Problems We Face, Solutions We Need
A House of Proteins
Turning Off Cancer
Lessons from China
Part II: Diseases of Affluence
Broken Hearts
Common Cancers: Breast, Prostate, Large Bowel (Colon and Rectal)
Autoimmune Diseases
Wide-Ranging Effects: Bone, Kidney, Eye and Brain Diseases
Part III: The Good Nutrition Guide
Eating Right: Eight Principles of Food and Health
How to Eat
Part IV: Why Haven't You Heard This Before?
Science---The Dark Side
Scientific Reductionism
The ``Science'' of Industry
Government: Is It for the People?
Big Medicine: Whose Health Are They Protecting?
Repeating Histories
Appendix A. Q&A: Protein Effect in Experimental Rat Studies 351(2)
Appendix B. Experimental Design of the China Study 353(8)
Appendix C. The ``Vitamin'' D Connection 361(8)
References 369

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