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China Study, The: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted… (original 2005; edition 2006)

by Colin Campbell

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Title:China Study, The: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health
Authors:Colin Campbell
Info:Ben Bella (2006), Edition: 1st BenBella Books Ed, Hardcover, 417 pages
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Tags:Non-fiction, Vegan, Health

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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 by T. Colin Campbell (2005)

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I have mixed feelings about this. I'm not an expert on research studies, but I have taken college courses on reading and analyzing them. The studies he picked seem biased and he interprets the data to support his believes, but the results have other meanings that he ignores. At times I felt like he completely misinterpreted data because he wanted more "evidence." Sorry, I don't have examples; I read this months ago. I don't regret reading it, but I'm just not in love with it. It's interesting enough for 3 stars. ( )
  JennysBookBag.com | Sep 28, 2016 |
I'm not sure why this is titled "The China Study" as there's little in it about the study itself. I'd really expected to read about the variety of foods in various regions of China and their impact on health, weight, and fitness. I don't argue with the authors' promotion of a 'whole food, plant based' diet but a more accurate title would have included that phrase - it was repeated often enough in the book. ( )
  wandaly | Jun 30, 2016 |
This book explains the results and the research behind the author's study of health and nutrition. With so much information available, most of it conflicting, it's difficult for the average person to decide what is really the right choice. Campbell describes how the information came about, what is important and why it is important. The recommendation: a plant-based. Not a new idea, but more convincing with the necessary detail. I have to admit that I skimmed some of this scientifically dense book. Not everyone wants this level of detail, but I found it interesting, informative and it made good sense. ( )
  VivienneR | Apr 1, 2016 |
Some interesting research, showing the potential dangers of cow's milk products and other animal proteins. However the author was clearly writing from a biased (vegan/animal rights) perspective, and does not always make reasonable conclusions from the data. Take with a large grain of salt, and read critiques of this book before taking the principles on board too strongly. Rather detailed and tedious in places, too. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
Fascinating study on how we should be eating. ( )
  Belles007 | Jan 17, 2016 |
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Campbell, Thomas M., IIAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Lyman, HowardPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This study examines more than 350 variables of health and nutrition with surveys from 6,500 adults in 65 counties, representing 2,500 counties across rural China and Taiwan. While revealing that proper nutrition can have a dramatic effect on reducing and reversing these ailments as well as obesity, this text calls into question the practices of many of the current dietary programs, such as the Atkins diet, that enjoy widespread popularity in the West. The impact of the politics of nutrition and the efforts of special interest groups on the creation and dissemination of public information on nutrition are also discussed. [from Publisher description].… (more)

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