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The China Study Audiobook

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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Publisher's Summary

The China Study offers conclusive evidence that a change of diet can dramatically reduce the risks of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. The book is based on the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted, a 20-year joint project between Cornell University, Oxford University, and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine. The study surveyed the eating habits of 6,500 adults from all over China and Taiwan and found a direct correlation between diet and disease.

Author T. Colin Campbell, the study's project director, provides an intelligent, well-documented analysis of the study's results, an analysis that explodes the most common American dietary myths. In addressing the dietary sources of the most common diseases, including cancer, Campbell unleashes a no-holds-barred attack on the commercial interests that profit by selling the American public unhealthy food. He also shows how readers can use the study's results to change their diets and improve their health.

©2006 T. Colin Campbell; (P)2009 Phoenix

What the Critics Say

"[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." (The Washington Post)

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    La Faye Avondal, AZ, USA 04-11-13
    La Faye Avondal, AZ, USA 04-11-13 Member Since 2011

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    "The secret is..."

    I spent the first two hours basically listening to "Americans are mislead by the social media about what is healthy and my research shows that having high animal based diets leads to health issues later in life" rephrased a few hundred times.

    Now, I am not saying that the book doesn't have some interesting points or facts about it, because it does. Did I decide to become a Vegan after reading this? Well, no. Because the thing I was really interested in was the actually study that is mostly skimmed over.

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    Ted Weimar, CA, United States 04-29-10
    Ted Weimar, CA, United States 04-29-10 Member Since 2013
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    "dont read this. It will change your life too much!"

    I really had a hard time staying with this one, especially for the first hour or so. I put it up for a month, and then came back to it. The up side, it has changed my life. It may have added ten or 20 years to it too. I have learned much from it, and I have been experimenting with the knowledge I have gained, and so far, the results are not tremendous… nothing like I hoped for, but unlike any other time in my life, there are indeed results. If only half of us took the Authors advice, I suspect we would not need a health care debate any more, nor would we have a financial crisis, but abounding excess of wealth.

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    techieguy 08-03-16
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    "Should be a mandatory read for all Americans"

    Want to know the truth about Americas problems with heart disease, cancer and many other ailments then read this book. This book can literally save your life and show what corrupt system we live in. A system that cares more about the bottom line than your health.

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    "Clarity to the Core"

    Yes. Peer-reviewed scientific research offering comprehensive insight in the realm of proper nutrition and its role in the prevention and reversal of disease.

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    Kimberly Ann Ramos Rhode Island USA 07-19-16
    Kimberly Ann Ramos Rhode Island USA 07-19-16

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    "Very informative"

    This book is a must read!!! You'll want to share it with everyone you know:)

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    Alex 07-07-16
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    "An eye opener, well narrated"

    The story is fascinating.
    Finally a book that scientifically investigates the influence of nutrition on our health and common illnesses!
    It is clear from the beginning that the author supports a specific view on treating illnesses, but he sure backs it up with extensive research he did on his own and other researchers.
    A real pleasure to read.

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    "Keep speaking up and out"

    should be mandatory reading for all! learned so much and confirmed innate thoughts and beliefs I already had, but couldn't prove. thank you.

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    Dr. Steve Dudley 06-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Eye opener and mind blower!"

    Stunning news and exciting revelations about the realities of nutrition, the paucity of knowledge about it among medical doctors, and the grim facts about its enemies. All laid out by a brilliant researcher and now apologist for the sad american diet (SAD). All who have eyes or ears should read or hear. It is a matter of life and death.

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    "It is it is indeed time for change!"

    This is my third time listening to it! Third times a charm! I've decided to listen to it twice a year to help me stay focused. Incredible information. I can sum this up in one sentence...whole food plant based eating habits!

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    feng.li 06-16-16
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    "wow!!!!!!!"

    This could make the greatest contribution to my health and happiness for the rest of my life. wow, just wow

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  • Angela Sim
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    "A must read"

    Loved the scientific information.
    Was very easy to understand.
    Everyone should read this and inform them selves about good diet.

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    "Essential listening if you're serious about health"

    Absolutely fascinating book read in a manner that makes the science underpinning one of the seminal stidies on health and disease prevention accessible to all. I was gripped from start to finish.


    At times I was moved to anger by the fraud being perpetuated on us (including members of the medical profession) by major corporations, hospitals and politicians who are interested in profits over people .


    At times I was riven with frustration at how the sound medical research undertaken by some of the profession's leading lights has simply been dismissed out of hand because it does not fit with the narrative concocted and foisted on us by government working in cahoots with corporate interests.


    How these leading medical professionals have been sidelined and mocked by the mainstream medical profession despite conducting pioneering research into disease prevention and reversal through dietary intervention is truly criminal.


    If you are serious about your health and the health of our children; if you are worried about the exponential rise in the incidence of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, alzheimers, etc.; then this is essential listening for you.


    We are not on a one way train to disaster. Bieng struck down with one of these debilitating diseases is not inevitable. All it takes is a change in thinking based on the sound medical evidence and research presented in this book.

    Truly inspiring and I congratulate the authors.

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  • Susan
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    "A NEED to read!"

    it covers vital information for us as humans and how our health! society is extremely uneducated about nutrition and how it affects us. Enyone wanting a healthier and better life, has to read this book abd apply the knowledge

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    "great book"

    great book takes difficult subject and makes it accessible. reviews should not require min number of words Amazon

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  • Eleanor
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    "Very important read!!"

    This book has changed the way I eat forever and probably my life expectancy by a long shot.
    Well written, very scientific yet easy to follow. I'll be getting anyone I care about to read this book.

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