The China Study is one of those books that many people discuss but not so many people have actually read. Admittedly, at 350+ pages, and with two bold subtitles, “The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted” and “Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-term Health,” it doesn’t exactly scream ‘light summer read’—and anyway, people can get the basic gist of Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s work by watching the critically-acclaimed documentary, Forks Over Knives. But those who read the book will find it rewarding and informative.
The book’s main argument is that a whole-foods, plant-based diet can prevent and even reverse a host of chronic diseases associated with the consumption of a western-style diet high in animal-source and processed foods. It has become Dr. Campbell’s life work to spread this message to a public that is misled and misguided by government regulators, food producers, and longstanding cultural preferences for consuming animal-source foods.