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Publisher's Summary

Here is the updated and expanded edition of the best seller that changed millions of lives.

The science is clear. The results are unmistakable.

You can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes just by changing your diet.

More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell University, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found, when combined with findings in Campbell's laboratory, opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet.

In 2005, T. Colin Campbell and his son Thomas M. Campbell, now a physician, shared those findings with the world in The China Study, hailed as one of the most important books about diet and health ever written.

This heavily expanded edition of their groundbreaking book features brand-new content, including the latest undeniable evidence of the power of a plant-based diet, plus updated information about the changing medical system and how patients can benefit from a surging interest in plant-based nutrition.

The China Study: Revised and Expanded Edition presents a clear and concise message of hope as it dispels a multitude of health myths and misinformation. The basic message is clear. The key to a long, healthy life lies in three things: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The new information includes the following:

  • Updated research on heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune disease, and other diseases
  • Updated supplementation recommendations
  • A new chapter about the media's coverage, or lack of coverage, of plant-based diet research

©2016 T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Great, but need PDF with exhibits

Content is great, with potentially life changing advice. The publisher needs to make the exhibits available to audible listeners. He references them no less than 20x in the book but you can't download them!!!

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enlightening

read the entire thing. knowledge is power. great read that changed my life. pass it on.

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If you care about your health and your family, read this book.

This is one of the most comprehensive book on nutrition and health I have read/listen to. This book breaks down the complex relationship between what you eat and how you feel and the external forces that shape our beliefs and understandings of food choices.

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Life Changing Book

Read the 1st Edition, totally changed my life. Glad to read the 2nd Edition. Read 50 plus books a year, still remains the best book I have ever read.

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A Must Read

This book is one of the best books I have ever read on nutrition and health. It is completely unbiassed in its approach and has studies to back up all of its findings. It reinforced and expanded on much of what I already knew about how we are manipulated by the food and pharmaceutical industries. We cannot rely on even the government to inform us honestly about what is good for us and bad for us. We must educate ourselves if we want to live a long and healthy and happy life. Here's to all of you who, not only read this book but also implement and follow it's guidelines. May you live a long and happy and healthy life.

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Must Read for Health

I didn't want to read "another diet book." I could literally open a diet book store with all the books I have bought about that subject. But a friend shoved this book into my hands and said I must read it, and so after letting it sit by my bedside for several weeks, I looked to see if I could get it on Audible, and sure enough it was here. I started reading and listening simultaneously . She told me it would change my life, and so it did.

It is not a diet book so much as a treatise on what different foods do for us, or do TO us. It came at the right time for me as I had taken an unexplainable hiatus from pretty much a lifelong habit of eating healthy and my health was starting to suffer.

It gets a little technical in parts but frankly, I've read so many books about food and nutrition that I could cut through all that pretty fast.

So here I am, eating better than I ever have, and planning on doing it for the rest of my life. I don't have that many years left, being as they say, a Senior Citizen, but I don't want to live even one of my remaining days sick. This is the only book I've read on the subject that makes complete sense to me. Dr. Campbell summed up how to do it on one page. It is so easy to follow. If everyone would eat this way and get adequate exercise, illness would be radically reduced on this planet.

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  • Bogdel
  • Denver, CO United States
  • 08-12-17

Good Principles, Overshadowed by Medical Politics

Is there anything you would change about this book?

While understanding the corruption of the system is important to the reader (it teaches discernment and gives the power back to the patient), spending too much time on that takes away from the valuable nutritional principles that this book is designed to offer.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

It was interesting and very sobering to read about the corruption of the medical system at our expense. However, once that was communicated, I would have liked to spend more time reading about "Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health". While this book offers great nutritional principles, by the time I was listening to all the stories concerning the government and the health system's corruption, I forgot what this book was teaching about diet, weight-loss, and health. I will have to listen to it again.

What about Dan Woren’s performance did you like?

Dan did a great job. He is easy to listen to.

Could you see The China Study, Revised and Expanded Edition being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Interesting question! I think this is a great idea, as long as the movie is well made and dynamic. Make sure you make it an action movie, if you want people to watch it. Well, I guess a documentary would work, too. My husband watches a lot of documentaries. I prefer action. It is more engaging (smiling).

Any additional comments?

Overall, a good book, if it weren't for the extensive time spent on politics.

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We've Been Lied To... Again.

Where does The China Study, Revised and Expanded Edition rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the best audio book that I have ever listened to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The China Study, Revised and Expanded Edition?

The connections between the food industry, lobbyist, government officials and marketing executives all joined together to perpetrate a fraud on the American people known as the American Diet as the ideal lifestyle. The aforementioned do so for nothing more that the pursuit of profit. It is downright criminal that a host of diseases may be avoided by a healthy WFPB diet, but people are steered into the opposite direction. Why do the doctors choose to be so ignorant in the field of nutrition? Most Doctors who are driven by profit are complacent in this debacle. I watched the video forks over knives and a hospital administrator stated on camera, in short, that they need unhealthy people to maintain a profit. What???? Doctors will suggest a pill or a surgery before telling a patient about the benefits of a WFPB diet as there is no upside is buying their vacation homes if people ate the correct diet. That is akin to taking your car to a mechanic and instead of repairing the problem, he provides a temporary solution which will ultimately lead to you going back to him for a more expensive band aid. The process continues with our health until you are in a hospice. You are no longer a person, but rather a room and bed number.

Which scene was your favorite?

Learning that the food industry sponsors the programs in the medical schools regarding nutrition was absolutely shocking. The medical students are so beholden to the people who pay their way that it is ingrained in them to recommend medication over natural remedies such as the WFPB diet. They don't treat their family this way so why do they treat their patients this way? This is like the mafia teaching a racketeering class in law school to show the students where they can make money from it.

The truth was revealed. I never thought that the food/pharmaceutical industry as being more powerful than the national rifle association, but it is. It was easy to understand that the politicians, regardless of party affiliation, are more about collecting donations than actually serving the people they represent. Put a better way, the politicians bend towards the will of the lobbyist. Also, I must speak to the medical studies that are paid for by the food industry. What a complete joke.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Listening to this book made me angry in that I had no idea about the benefits and extent of healthy eating. I was caught up in the propaganda, the lies, the deceit, the trickery. It is so easy to lean towards unhealthy eating. I mentioned this book to friends and they thought it was crazy to put down the burger, dairy products or the pig - this was part of the indoctrination over many generations and many lies that were thought of as the truth. My friends were like, something has go to kill you;. This is crazy. People are killing themselves and doing nothing more than benefiting the food/ pharmaceutical/ medical industry in the process. It is akin to learning that there is no Santa Claus with regard to what we eat daily.

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My mother has diabetes and had to undergo two leg amputations. For those of you who never had to watch a loved one suffer through this ordeal, you are blessed. The operations cost more than 150,000. It makes me extremely upset that this all could have been avoided with a whole food plant based diet. We didn't know any better and her doctors kept pushing different medications and doses. What my family has gone through during this process is nothing short of heart wrenching. This book struck a true emotional code for me. I underwent a WFPB diet and lost 30 pounds in a couple of months. I feel better than I have ever felt before... This book was the gateway and I am still doing research to learn more. I like the fact that the book laid out the facts, but stop short of telling you what to eat. My wife kept asking, so what do we eat and you know they treat the plants and vegetables are treated with pesticides. My response was that I would gladly eat something that may contain pesticides before ordering a bacon, egg and cheese on a roll with salt, pepper and ketchup. My diet has completely changed. More importantly, I have completely changed... for the better.

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The best book on nutrition

This book belongs in every household and every medical practice. The authors background is very impressive his unbiased opinion is badly needed

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WOW- what a Eye opener about nutrition! ir

This book has really changed my style of eating, and thinking about food. Very detailed information, which I loved. Not surprised how we are mislead. Everyone has a choice but it sad that we can't wake up America in bettering everyone's health .. individuals will have to figure it out.. Hopefully I can education my family and share with my friends..it's certainly will be a journey for all of us.

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  • Brian Hanley
  • 01-02-17

Excellent and transformative

I am glad that audible is providing exposure to this vital information. Both scientific and clearly explained.

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  • Lee Calladine
  • 03-22-17

Very detailed and clearly explained

I found that the level in which the data was explained meant that whether you are a nutrition expert or a layperson the content and topics were relevant and clear.
How has this been kept under wraps for so long? Especially as there are so many high protein diets out there.

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  • Molly
  • 02-27-17

Mind-blowing - changed my life

You won't regret allowing yourself the privilege of experiencing the remarkable story of The China Study. Easy to understand and well constructed, this book is essential reading for anyone looking to take control of their health and well-being with scientifically supported changes to what you eat. Don't be a slave to avoidable disability, surgery or drug companies if you can avoid it!

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  • Johannes Ahrenfelt
  • 05-03-17

Life style change

I watched forks over knives a couple weeks ago and this book was mentioned. This book changed my life. Our family have completely overhauled the way we look at food and what we eat. Guess what, it was easy.

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  • Aaron
  • 01-04-18

A must read for the people you love!

This book is fantastic, what has impacted me the most is how much I want the family and friends to read it!

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  • S
  • 01-21-18

a very interesting book indeed! <br />

my only issue is it refers to diagrams that would be visible in the printed book, which you can't see in audible!

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  • Ross
  • 10-23-17

Red Pill yourself

I consider this a &quot;red pill&quot; book. Simply opens your eyes to how we've been brainwashed by the food industry. The book is full of logic. Might be overkill for some people but I enjoyed the whole book. Basically it promotes a whole foods plant based diet and explains why it is THE logical choice for optimal health. I would recommend to everyone.

They should probably teach this in schools too.

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  • Bubble Wrap
  • 10-05-17

Life changing in a great way.

This is such an eye-opening book of amazing information, about how simply changing what you eat can improve your health. It was shocking how much those industries of meat, dairy, pharmaceutical, and supplements conspire to lie to us so that they can line their own pockets and ignore the suffering they inflict on the masses.
The world needs to read this book.

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  • Morgs
  • 10-08-18

Eye opening

Yes it's long, but full of valuable information for a healthy life. Everyone should read/listen to this book

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  • Bart
  • 10-04-18

Eye opening word of truth

I would recommend this to anyone who is serious about her/his own health and well-being. I would also follow up with 80/10/10 Diet which often references this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-28-17

Essential reading for all.

Just brilliant. Loved it from start to finish. I wish I knew of it sooner.

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  • Kathy
  • 05-07-17

Loved it! Will listen to it again.

If you could sum up The China Study, Revised and Expanded Edition in three words, what would they be?

Startling research results

What was one of the most memorable moments of The China Study, Revised and Expanded Edition?

I'm amazed by the research results gathered from so many reputable research organisations and that this has not been more widely disseminated to the public and, more surprisingly, that the results have not made it into public policy after so very long.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It's a long book so I couldn't listen to it all in one sitting but I was very eager to get back to it each time.

Any additional comments?

Due to the heavy focus on research results, it's not the kind of book I would have the patience to trudge through reading, but I thoroughly enjoyed it as an audio book.

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  • Viviane
  • 08-04-18

1 chapter was enough

Too much repetitive..........
Same dialogue in all chapters
I, personally, didn’t like this book.
Ok

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  • Kari
  • 08-02-18

awesome

great listen .. lots to learn .. totally confirms what I am working to in my fight against ms

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  • Kay Orchard
  • 06-26-18

For your health sake read

If the world wants real answers to our health issues, why not listen to this Dr's studys and improve our food standards. Governments spend billions looking for medicine to cure disease, when they are right under our noses. I understand alot more how our body functions and thank God for this man and his life's work.

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  • Gosia
  • 05-24-18

cancer no nutrition

excellent book. an eye opener! all backed by multiple studies over many years. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-09-18

Monotonous

The study was interesting but I couldn’t handle the monotonous tone of the reader. I couldn’t bear to listen to him.

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  • Magnesium Oil Australia
  • 10-09-17

Best suited as a hardcopy or companion to hardcopy

A lot of data referenced, which might be useful to students, but some studies are too outdated to be included as references; even though the content is engaging and thought provoking. The narration is on point most of the way, sounding interested and understanding of the material.

A strange title too, given that the China study itself comprises a small part of the information - but it is defining in the theme of the overall text.

As a former student of Nutritional Science, I find it a good book on a personal level, and can understand the author's frustration; but it does get a little long in the tooth and sounds like an epic whinge a lot of the time from about half way through as the Author reflects on his own history with the subject matter. It's catching - and you might feel depressed, or angry or just as frustrated as the Author a lot of the time. Not a good bedtime listen.
A hard copy would be better, making skipping to or looking up what you want to get to easier.

If you are considering a change in diet away from animal proteins, this is an excellent reference and starting point from an author who has researched and formulated methods of validating/quantifying research to be implemented on an International scale; making it an invaluable personal reference if you are inclined towards the subject matter (mainly, not eating Animal Proteins).

I'd like to rate it higher, but it's just not engaging material for an audiobook, and the Author has decades of gripe to get through, this volume being just one episode.

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  • Ms Michelle Rogers
  • 09-11-17

A Matrix Awakening

Never have I felt so much joy and overwhelming happiness. A WFPB diet is liberating and life changing. Thank you for giving me back my life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-30-17

Must read!

This book is great for anyonye who is open and willing to learn, next step would be to try a thing or two and stop labelling people depending on what they eat but rather look at the outcome of what we are doing to ourselves and the planet we live on. Drop what you think you know, tradition and ego and this book would go a long way!