Sunday, January 20, 2008

T. Colin Campbell Speaking On The Effect Of Animal Protein And Casein

You may not know about, or you may know and may not agree with, the conclusions drawn by the data presented in the recently released book, The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health. On the other hand, maybe you've already embraced them.

If you don't know about the book, below is a link to a 40-minute video by the book's author, T. Colin Campbell. He presents what I think is a clear and concise summary. If you don't have the time or inclination to buy and read The China Study, you can get the gist by clicking Mr. Campbell's photo or the link to the right:

Dr. Campbell's address summarizing his book, "The China Study":

Small format, Windows Media or Quicktime.
Large format, Windows Media.

Some who stumble upon this post, and who spend the 40 minutes it will take to hear Dr. Campbell's argument, will walk away with a new perspective. Some will have their previous views, pro or con, reinforced. Either way, I think the information presented here is worth elevating to public discourse.

The Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) and its supporters, particularly Mr. Chris Masterjohn (, have criticized the conclusions drawn in The China Study. You can read one of Mr. Masterjohn's comments at's listing for The China Study ... on July 5, 2005.1

Below I've linked an 11-minute question-and-answer segment where Dr. Campbell responds to criticisms by the WAPF. He also talks a little about supplements, and how protein from fish fits into his broadview.

In the above segment, Dr. Campbell referred to a written response he crafted addressing the WAPF's concerns in detail. Here it is:

T. Colin Campbell's Response to Questions Raised About "The China Study", October 2006

1 I had seen criticisms of the book by WAPF's spokesperson, Mr. Masterjohn, on other sites. I was not aware though that he cited raw, unadjusted, correlation data in his argument. Ouch!

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