One of the best studies that I’ve seen to date is The China
Study, by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. The China Study is the
largest epidemiological study ever, with surveys from 6,500
adults in more than 2,500 counties across China and Taiwan.
Using hundreds of health and nutrition variables, The China
Study draws links between diet and heart disease, cancer
The China Study began with an investigation into the
unusually high incidence of liver cancer in children in the
Philippines due to what they thought was high consump-
tion of a mold toxin, called aflatoxins, in peanuts and corn.
According to T. Colin Campbell, his findings in the Phillipines
revealed something that flew in the face of science: “children
who ate the highest protein diets were the most likely to get
liver cancer!”2 This discovery led to an in-depth scientific
investigation into the affects nutrition on health.
The findings in The China Study were quite revealing
about the link between nutrition and health:
• People eating diets high in animal protein experienced
more Western diseases, like cancer, heart attacks, hyper-
tension and diabetes.
• People eating plant-based diets and plant-based protein
were not suffering from Western diseases.
• Casein, which makes up 87% of cow’s milk protein was
the biggest promoter of cancer.
• Plant protein was the “safe” protein, which did not pro-
• People who ate the most animal-based foods suffered
most from chronic disease.
• People who ate the most plant-based foods were healthi-
est and did not tend to suffer from chronic disease.
• Healthy diet can reverse heart disease, diabetes and obe-
sity and can benefit cancer, autoimmune disease, brain
disorders, kidney health and bone health.
• A plant-based, whole foods diet has consistently shown
to provide the most health benefits.