The China Study - T. Colin Campbell

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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.

Table of Contents:

The China study
Problems we face, solutions we need p. 11
A house of proteins p. 27
Turning off cancer p. 43
Lessons from China p. 69
Diseases of affluence
Broken hearts p. 111
Obesity p. 135
Diabetes p. 145
Common cancers : breast, prostate, large bowel (colon and rectal) p. 157
Autoimmune diseases p. 183
Wide-ranging effects : bone, kidney, eye and brain diseases p. 203
The good nutrition guide
Eating right : eight principles of food and health p. 225
How to eat p. 241
Science - the dark side p. 251
Scientific reductionism p. 269
The "science" of industry p. 289
Government : is it for the people? p. 305
Big medicine : whose health are they protecting? p. 321
Repeating histories p. 343
Q & A : protein effect in experimental rat studies p. 351
Experimental design of the China study p. 353
The "vitamin" D connection p. 361
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