Summary on the China Study

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The China Study

Raised on his family's dairy farm, Dr. Colin Campbell started his day with the usual breakfast of eggs, sausage, bacon, fried potatoes, ham and a full glass of whole milk; this was part of their normal diet. His dad had his first heart attack at the age of sixty-one and he later died from a second massive coronary at age seventy. Dr. Campbell a vegetarian now with a family of his own has dedicated his life in researching the correlation between our health and what we eat; understanding now that the disease that killed his father can be prevented and even reversed. The China Study is not a diet book; Dr. Campbell and his youngest son Tom Campbell co-wrote scientifically proven facts and ground breaking research in a way
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When the cancer breaks away from its original home and starts invading other parts it is considered malignant. This final stage of cancer realist in death.

In the India research the rodents were given Aflatoxin - a fungus produced toxin which later was to be named one of the most potent carcinogen to have ever been discovered. The rats were divided up into two groups, one was fed a 20% protein diet containing casein (found in 87% of cow's milk) and the second group wa fed only 5% casein. Every single rat in the 20% group contracted liver cancer and not one rat in the 5% protein group got cancer. This is something that is hardly if not ever seen in scientific research, 100% vs 0%. Everyone had turned their back on the India findings since naming "protein" as the largest carcinogen would mean billions lost for those certain agricultural groups. Dr. Campbell and his colleagues were denied several grants when they spoke of the details of the research, finally being able to start their long road of research they decided to replicate the India study except this time using a variety of proteins not just casein. The results were amazing.

All animals were once again dosed with the same amount of carcinogen then alternatively fed either a 5% or 20% protein based diet. When the rats in the 20% group had their diet reduced to 5% the "foci" (how cancer growth is


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