Full disclosure, I like and eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, feel better eating whole, fresh foods and therefore am more likely to feel positive about the findings of the China Study. As a previous poster stated, you have likely decided to like or dislike the results of the study based on ones biases.
The China Study is a well researched study looking at the lifestyles and diseases of dozens of different communities spanning over 50 years. It is comprehensive and very detailed. Few studies have been able to control variables such as genetic predisposition and this is where the China Study has been so successful. It looked at various rural communities throughout China eating diets traditional to their territory. This included coastal regions that consumed fish, meat eating communities and communities that consumed mostly vegetables. The people were genetically identical and removed from western influences ( ie; processed foods).
No surprises really on the outcome, eating veggies are good for you, too much protein, especially red meats, not so much. If you already believe this is true you will agree with the Study. If you still really want your meat and eat it too, you will likely find fault. The study was independently funded and therefore the outcome was not predetermined. In fact the researcher was as surprised as anyone in the results. He had been trained like all nutritional experts that protein, protein, protein was the way to go. In fact we need far less protein than we typically consume to eat a healthy diet.
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