By Sean Michael Hall, L.Ac.
The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health by T. Colin Campbell
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
I rate very few books 1 star.
This book deserves it because his thinking is flawed, his conclusions wrong, and most importantly, as a scientist he should know better! He is well-aware of the difference between correlation and causation. He even educates his readers on the differences, then turns around and makes faulty conclusions based on purely correlative data. Crazy!
Furthermore, many of the studies he cites to try to prove causation didn’t differentiate between saturated and trans fats. And we know clearly now that trans fats have many of the negative health effects he blames on saturated fats from animal-based foods. I won’t provide links here, but if you are interested in reading very well thought out critiques of this book you don’t have to go far.
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