Update December, 2019: After my blog post “In Defense of Low Fat” and my Ancestral Health Symposium talk, “Lessons from the Vegans,” I’ve gotten some questions (and caught wind of some rumors) that I’ve retracted my China Study conclusions and/or personally returned to veganism. Nizzope on both accounts! In fact, a professional statistician from the University of Washington—Karl Kaiyala, PhD—recently analyzed the China Study data (see the expanded “Scientific Accuracy section” in this Red Pen Reviews article) and reached the same conclusions as my critique.
Welcome to the Official Roundup Page for all my blog posts pertaining to T. Colin Campbell’s “The China Study.” If you’re interested in seeing a critical examination of the claims in this book, I encourage you to read both the original critique and the “Forks Over Knives” critique, which covers the cancer-animal protein research discussed in Campbell’s book.
1. The China Study: Fact or Fallacy? (My original critique of “The China Study” by T. Colin Campbell.)
2. The China Study: A Formal Analysis and Response (A referenced, uber-long, and cleaned-up collection of my original China Study criticisms—more academic and less colloquial, for anyone who prefers the former. This is a response to Campbell’s reply to my critique.)
3. Forks Over Knives: Is the Science Legit? (A critique of the science behind “Forks Over Knives,” a documentary heavily featuring Campbell and his work. Read this if you want to know more about Campbell’s rat research with casein, aflatoxin, and cancer.)
4. One Year Later: The China Study, Revisited and Re-Bashed (A collection of peer-reviewed studies based on the China Study data that contradict Campbell’s interpretations and claims.)
5. The China Study, Wheat, and Heart Disease: Oh My! (An in-depth statistical analysis of wheat flour and heart disease in the China Study data.)
6. The China Study: My Response to Campbell (My response to Campbell’s first reply to my critique.)
7. Tuoli: China’s Mysterious Milk Drinkers (Information on the health of a Chinese county that eats nearly two pounds of dairy, ample fat, and 134 grams of animal protein per day.)
8. A Closer Look at the China Study: Meat and Disease (Associations the “meat” variable has with various diseases in China.)
9. A Closer Look at the China Study: Fish and Disease (Associations the “fish” variable has with various diseases in China.)
10. A Closer Look at the China Study: Eggs and Disease (Associations the “eggs” variable has with various diseases in China.)
11. A Closer Look at the China Study: Dairy and Disease (Associations the “dairy” variable has with various diseases in China.)