The China Study, by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II, presents decades of nutrition research, including a recent large–scale epidemiological study of over 3000 Chinese adults, and uses it to link Western chronic diseases to diets high in animal products. While the authors provide good evidence for the health benefits of a whole–foods, plant–based diet, they fail to address opposing arguments and potentially confounding variables in their analyses. Despite these flaws, The China Study plays a valuable role in highlighting the chronically overlooked role of nutrition in medicine.
KEYWORDS: china; study; book; review; nutrition
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Tyzuk K. Book Review: The China Study. UBCMJ. 2012 3(2):38-39.