The China Study

The China Study

Even today, as trendy diets and a weight-loss frenzy sweep the nation, two-thirds of adults are still obese and children are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, typically an “adult” disease, at an alarming rate. If we’re obsessed with being thin more so than ever before, why are Americans stricken with heart disease as much as we were 30 years ago?

In The China Study, Dr. T. Colin Campbell details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The report also examines the source of nutritional confusion produced by powerful lobbies, government entities, and opportunistic scientists. The New York Times has recognized the study as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” and the “most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease.”

The China Study is not a diet book. Dr. Campbell cuts through the haze of misinformation and delivers an insightful message to anyone living with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and those concerned with the effects of aging.

About the Authors

T. Colin Campbell

For more than 40 years, T. Colin Campbell, PhD, has been at the forefront of nutrition research. His legacy, the China Study, is the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. Dr. Campbell is the author of the bestselling book, The China Study, the New York Times bestseller Whole, and The Low-Carb Fraud and the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. He has received more than 70 grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding and authored more than 300 research papers. The China Study was the culmination of a 20-year partnership of Cornell University, Oxford University, and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine.

Thomas Campbell

A 1999 graduate of Cornell University and recipient of a medical degree in 2010, Thomas M. Campbell II, MD, is a writer, actor, and four-time marathon runner. Born and raised in Ithaca, N.Y., he has appeared on stage in London, Chicago and most of the states east of the Mississippi River.

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About T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (CNS)


The T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (CNS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Ithaca, NY, home of Cornell University. Started in 2007 by T. Colin Campbell, PhD, and Megan Murphy, the Center grew out of T. Colin Campbell’s life work in nutritional research and the recognition of The China Study, the 2005 book co-authored with his son Thomas Campbell, MD. Originally known as the T. Colin Campbell Foundation, the board and staff changed the name to the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies in 2013.

In 2009 CNS, in collaboration with eCornell, began offering the Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition. The certificate program has become a nationally-recognized nutrition education program, enrolling thousands of students who have gone on to use their knowledge in a variety of endeavors. In 2014, CNS premiered their newest course, Nutrition for a Healthy Heart. In addition to the general public, CNS has helped educate a growing number of health professionals through its continuing education credit programs.

The mission of CNS is to promote optimal nutrition through science-based education, advocacy, and research. By empowering individuals and health professionals, we aim to improve personal, public, and environmental health.

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Publication Details

The China Study
  • Title: The China Study
  • Author: T. Colin Campbell, PhD, and Thomas M. Campbell II, MD
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication Date: Trade paper: 05/11/2006 | Cloth: 12/11/2004
  • Price: Trade paper: $16.95 US/$19.50 CAN | Cloth: $24.95 US/$31.95 CAN
  • Format: Cloth, trade paper, and ebook
  • Trim Size: Trade paper: 6.1 x 9 | Cloth: 6.3 x 9.2
  • Page Count: 417 pages
  • ISBN: Cloth ISBN: 978-1-932100-38-9 | Trade paper ISBN: 978-1-932100-66-2
  • Ebook ISBN: 978-1-935251-00-2


“[These] findings from the most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease are challenging much of American dietary dogma.”

The New York Times

“Reflects the profound changes that industrialization is bringing to diet and disease patterns in China, statistics that have had an impact on reevaluating dietary policy in the United States and worldwide.”

The Washington Post

“Everyone in the field of nutrition science stands on the shoulders of Dr. Campbell, who is one of the giants in the field. This is one of the most important books about nutrition ever written—reading it may save your life.”

— Dean Ornish, MD, Founder & President, Preventative Medicine Research Institute; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Author, Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Diseaseand Love& Survival

“Colin Campbell’s The China Study is an important book, and a highly readable one. With his son, Tom, Colin studies the relationship between diet and disease, and his conclusions are startling. The China Study is a story that needs be heard."

— Robert C. Richardson, PhD, Nobel Prize Winner; Professor of Physics and Vice Provost of Research, Cornell University

The China Study gives critical, life-saving nutritional information … Dr. Campbell’s exposé of the research and medical establishment makes this book a fascinating read and one that could change the future for all of us.”

— Joel Fuhrman, MD, Author, Eat to Live

For information about The China Study in a foreign language, please contact the following publishing houses directly:

Australian (Wakefield Press), Chinese Complex (Persimmon Books), Czech (SVITANI plus), German (Verlag Systemische Medizin), Hebrew (Focus Publishing, Ltd.), Hungarian (Park Publishing), Indonesian (Hikmah Publishing House), Japanese (GSCO Shupah), Korean (OpenScience Publishing), Latvian (Zvaigzne ABC Publishers Ltd.), Lithuanian (UAB LUCEO Publishing), Norwegian (Flux Forlag), Polish (Galaktyka Publishing), Russian (Mann, Ivanov, and Ferber), Slovene (SITIS d.o.o), Spanish - Mexico, Latin America (Editorial Sirio), Spanish - Spain (Editorial Sirio), Spanish - U.S. (Music Brokers), Thai (Chunhavat Co., Ltd.)

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