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, Drs. T. Colin Campbell and Thomas Campbell detail 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. T. Colin Campbell and Thomas Campbell cut through the haze of misinformation and deliver an insightful message to anyone living with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and those concerned with the effects of aging.

Learn more about the revised and expanded edition of The China Study here.

About the Authors

T. Colin Campbell

T. Colin Campbell, PhD, has been dedicated to nutrition research, and particularly to the relationship between nutrition and cancer, for more than 60 years. As well as being the Project Director of the renowned China Project—the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted, celebrated by The New York Times as the “Grand Prix” of epidemiology”—Dr. Campbell’s profound impact on the field of nutrition also includes decades at the forefront of education, public policy, and laboratory research.

Dr. Campbell is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University, and he has received more than 70 grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding and authored more than 300 research papers. He is the co-author of the bestselling book, The China Study, which has been translated into more than 50 languages and sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Additionally, he is the author of the New York Times bestseller Whole, and The Low-Carb Fraud; he has been featured in several documentaries, including Forks Over Knives, Food Matters, and PlantPure Nation; and he is the founder of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.

Thomas Campbell

Thomas M. Campbell II, MD is the medical director of the University of Rochester Weight Management and Lifestyle Center at Highland Hospital. He heads a clinical practice where he works with individuals and groups to lose weight and prevent and treat illness through diet and lifestyle, and he also helps to run a research program to better understand the effects of nutrition on diagnosed diseases. A board certified family physician, Dr. Campbell is also medical director of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, a leading provider, in partnership with eCornell, of online education in plant-based nutrition. A graduate of Cornell University, Thomas is author of The China Study Solution (The Campbell Plan in hardcover) and co-author, with his father T. Colin Campbell, PhD, of The China Study, a worldwide bestseller.

Dr. Campbell got his medical degree from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and completed residency training in Family Medicine at the University of Rochester, Highland Hospital. He has published in the Permanente Journal, Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, the Israel Medical Association Journal and in CME publications Primary Care Reports and Integrative Medicine Alert. He has completed multiple marathons.

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

At the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, we believe that you have the right to better health and better information. We advocate for evidence-based education and resources. The cornerstone of this education is our Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate program in partnership with eCornell featuring lectures from over 20 MDs, PhDs, RDs, RNs. We also offer a wide variety of plant-based resources through our website including hundreds of articles, recipes, videos and more.

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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

The China Study is a life changer! I read several books, including Dr. Fuhrman's Eat to Live, each referencing The China Study. After reading it I felt compelled to recommend this book to as many people as possible.  T. Colin Campbell's next book Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition was just as inspiring.”  

— Bob Napoli, Senior Vice President, Operations, Hudson Group

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), French (Ariane), 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).

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