Based on a 20-year long study conducted by the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, Cornell University, and the University of Oxford – The China Study is written by one of the original project’s directors, T. Colin Campbell, PhD and his son, Thomas M Campbell.
The study examined the diets, lifestyles, and health patterns of over 6,500 people in 65 different rural counties in China. It looks at the relationship between eating animal products and illnesses such as cancer, heart and brain disease. They did the study in China because it may be the last place that has a population that is genetically similar and tends to live in the same place and eat the same foods for their entire lives.
Much was learned from the unique opportunity that this study offered. The bottom line conclusion of the project was that people who eat a whole food, plant based vegan diet, avoiding all animal products, fish, eggs, and dairy, will either minimize or even reverse the development of these chronic diseases.
Here is Dr Campbell at TEDxEast speaking on
Resolving the Health Care Crisis:
Information coming from this kind of in depth study of the long term results of a peoples diet is unique and may never be possible to do again because it may be impossible to find people like this to study for an extended period of time again. The results of this project are hard to deny, and if this video makes sense, get the book and decide for yourself.