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The China Study…

Have you heard of it? ?It’s a study conducted by T. Colin Campbell on different areas of China that were mostly Vegan, or ate little meat. In this study he extrapolates that the consumption of meat leads to disease and cholesterol problems. ?I could spend a ton of time here citing different experts in nutrition and science totally debunking this study. ?To summarize, their are a ton of leaps of faith in his research establishing a small or slight correlation as causation. ?If you know anything about science this is a big no no in research. ?For example, every time you drive past a burning building you see a fire truck there. ?You could establish a correlation that fire trucks cause fires. ?Of course, we all know that is not correct, but you can make the statistics say there is a strong correlation. ?You can take my word for it that this study is junk, or if you prefer, you can research it yourself. ?If you want a really great commentary check out Robb Wolf’s blog with his published ‘Protein Debate’ between the T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Loren Cordain (author of the original paleo diet book) ?It’s comical how Dr. Cordain just buries Campbell.? has put up a huge list of extremely smart people talking about this study, and citing a lot more science then I care to get into in this blog, but if it interests you, please go check out what the smart people have to say about this study:

  1. The China Study exposed: actual data does not support vegetarian health claims?(at Hunter-Gatherer)
  2. China Study Problems of Interpretation?(at Whole Health Source)
  3. Polish a turd and find a diamond??(at PaNu)
  4. The China Study: Junk Science and Lies?(at Robb Wolf)
  5. There is no justification for a plant-only diet?(at Conditioning Research)
  6. Rest in peace, China Study?(at The Healthy Skeptic)
  7. ?The China Study?, Debunked?(at Theory to Practice)
  8. ‘The China Study: Fact or Fallacy?’?(at Let Them Eat Meat)
  9. Destroying China (the Study that Is)?(at Aspire Natural Health)
  10. The China Study Discredited?(at Food Renegade)
  11. The Study Everyone Talks About: Part 2: The Ravaging Reviews?(at Feasting on Fitness)
  12. Debunking The China Study?(at Crossfit 1776)
  13. The Debunking of the China Study?(at TJ’s Gym)
  14. Thoughts on Friday from the middle of the road!?(at A Moderate Life)
  15. A Critique Worth Reading?(at For His Glory & for Our Good)
  16. ‘T. Colin Campbell?s The China Study: Finally, Exhaustively Discredited’?(at Crossfit Peachtree)
  17. The China Study: Crushed by its Own Data?(at The Spark of Reason)
  18. China Study & T. Colin Campbell: Someone just made you their vegan bitch?(at Paleo-ish)
  19. The China Study: Evidence for the Perfect Health Diet?(at Perfect Health Diet)
  20. The China Study Has No Clothes: Smackdown Of T. Colin Campbell?(at Nutrition and Physical Regeneration)
  21. The slam-dunking of ‘The China Study’?(at the shmaltz)
  22. China Study Shakedown?(at Natural Messiah)
  23. The China Study Toppled ? A Tale of the Confirmation Bias?(at Lean, Mean, Virile Machine)
  24. Slaying of a Hypothesis?(at Animal Pharm)
  25. ‘Epidemiology is Bogus’?(at Evolutionary Psychiatry)
  26. China Study Unveiled — Not Supporting Veganism?(at Primal Wisdom)
  27. China fiction??(at The Heart Scan Blog)
  28. The China Study – A Superb Analysis?(at Primal Muse)
  29. Chipping Away at the China Study?(at Liberation Wellness)
  30. The China study: Debunked?(at Food, flora and felines)
  31. Buh-bye, China Study?(at The Low-Carb Curmudgeon)
  32. China Study Debunked?(at The Red Pill)
  33. Around the Fitness Horn?(at x lyssa)
  34. RAW FOOD SOS sobre o China Study?(at?Canibais e Reis)
  35. Die vebl?ffende Biegsamkeit von Fakten: The China Study?(at Urgeschmack)
  36. Veganbibelns fall?(at Kostdoktorn.Se)
  37. Weekend Link Love?(at Mark’s Daily Apple)
  38. The China Study?(at Kat’s Food Blog)
  39. Debunking junk science: goodbye china study?(at abundant brain & health)
  40. China Study Unmasked?(at
  41. Denise Minger Refutes the China Study Once and For All?(at The WAPF Blog)
  42. ‘The China Study’ Considered Harmful?(at Metamodern)
  43. The China Study vs the China study?(at The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.)