The China Study
is a 2005 book by T. Colin Campbell
, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University
, and his son, Thomas M. Campbell II.
"The China Study" of the title is taken from the China-Cornell-Oxford Project
, a survey that studied the relationship between mortality rates and the diets and lifestyles of 6,500 people in 65 rural counties in China. Described by The New York Times
as "the Grand Prix of epidemiology," it was conducted jointly by Cornell University
, the University of Oxford
, and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine over the course of twenty years; T. Colin Campbell was one of the project's directors. It was conducted in China because it has a genetically similar population that tends to live in the same way in the same place and eat the same foods for their entire lives.Brody, Jane E. , The New York Times
, May 8, 1990.
The authors conclude that people who eat a whole plant food
diet, which avoids animal proteins such as beef, poultry,... Read More