"After compiling data from a 30-year investigation of the health and nutritional habits of 6,500 Chinese in five rural villages, Dr. Colin Campbell and his colleagues concluded that American men were seventeen times more likely to die from heart disease than rural Chinese men. In certain pockets of China where plant-based diets were most common, researchers could not find a single person out of more than 100,000 who had died from heart disease.
"While the average American's total cholesterol level is well over 200, the levels of the participants in the China Study averaged between 81 and 135. Dr. Campbell ultimately concluded that people who maintain a whole-foods, plant-based diet can minimize or even reverse the development of chronic diseases."
~ from Forks Over Knives
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