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The China Study, Revised and Expanded Edition

The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health
Narrated by: Dan Woren
Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
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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

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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

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This life-changing must read will inform your nutrition and health decisions for you and your family. Very important information for anyone on the verge of changing diet for weight loss or health. #Audible1

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Eye opening

Loved every detail of this book. So enlightening. I found this book very well written and fascinating!

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very interesting!

very well writen and well read.
i love that even if there is a lot of infos, the writer managed to keep us hooked and i did laugh at some points too!

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  • NTD
  • 2019-10-31

Life changing, Save your life & Feel better

Eye opening. So much learned, my life and my families life is forever changed for the better thanks to the extensive work and studies and conclusions in this book. Also eye opening the influence or industry on every part of society, gov, education, schools and media. No wonder people don’t know the information in this book. Although the boom is long it is necessary as the topic is deep. Highly recommend,, sorry implore you go to listen. And also watch Forks over knives.

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The Health Bible

This is a must read. Hands down! Take control of your health and live more vibrantly.

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A Must Read!!

I loved all the information in this book. Advise everyone to set aside all personal biases and read to the end. so much overwhelming evidence in science!

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  • SD
  • 2019-04-26

Great listen

This is a very informative book. The author has done a thorough job of explaining the studies that were performed and the limitations and conditions for the studies that are discussed. He also explains why the information that is presented in this book has not been promoted by health companies and governments.

Worth the time and money to listen to this book.

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a must read

the information in this book can save lives. yours, your loved ones! take the time

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MUST Read!<br />

Wow! Based on decades of research in labs and internationally with humans the truth about nutrition.

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Mind blown 🤯

Due to being allergic to multiple foods and environmental factors, I have needed to stay away from many of the foods that are recommended to be avoided in this book, but I had no idea that eliminating these foods would also help my health in so many ways. I cannot get over how thorough the original study was and how much data was collected with so many variables, it’s no wonder they have regarded it so highly. Definitely worth the read if you want to know more about the statistical analysis of global nutrition. Amazing book.

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  • Hillary Tomlinson
  • 2017-08-10

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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  • Timothy G. Wenhold
  • 2017-04-06

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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  • Chris
  • 2017-05-29

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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  • Andrea Gabbard
  • 2017-02-02

enlightening

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

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  • Bill
  • 2017-02-27

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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  • Sher from Provo
  • 2017-04-29

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-01-09

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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  • Sammoussa
  • 2017-02-05

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-01-30

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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  • Victor Armel
  • 2018-07-25

I thought this was some vegan scare trap at first.

I was extremely skeptical before I actually got this book and I think there are a couple paradigms that are failed to be kept in mind when people read this that he doesn't nessesarily discuss in detail but are huge components that I inferred from the facts presented.
1. Food is Medicine. When you hear about the positive effects from the WFPD diet that he maps out, remember that these foods have been listed to for their huge health benefits. Look into Ayurvedic Medicine if you want to see what I mean, it's a whole practice created around sustaining people that western medicine couldn't help.
2. Magnesium and Potassium intake are huge based on what I can see. I am a keto guy personally and with the diet presented, It balances electrolytes and sets you up for health success and, I feel, is part of the reason that this diet is so effective for the wide arrange of diseases it corrects.
3. The saturated fats he lists in this book are typically derived from meat or cow milk products. I do not think it is fair to villainize saturated fats, when a lot of natural health providers and studies show the basis of a lot of our fat dysfunction is caused by inflammatory markers of overabundance of Omega 6 in ratio with Omega 3.

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  • Tim B.
  • 2017-06-27

Magnificent

I loved the book overall. The fact that the author explains everything, how studies are made and interpreted really adds to the understanding of his findings.
The narrator is also very good!