The China Study Book Discussion

Bay Area Vegetarians veg/ar book club is reading an awesome book next month – the landmark The China Study by T. Colin Campbell. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about all the great reasons to adopt a plant-based diet, this is a must read book — for yourself, your family, your friends.

Just in the first 25 pages, there are nuggets of info that promise this going to be an engaging book to read and digest the facts it contains.

– The United States pays more for health care than any other country in the world.
– According to the American Cancer Society, men have 47% chance of getting cancer; women have a 38% chance.

– One in 13 Americans has diabetes (p. 14), which can lead to blindness, limb amputation, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, & premature death
– Heart disease kills 1 in 3 Americans (p. 15)

– “The answer to the American health crisis is the food that each of us chooses to put in our mouths each day.”
– “In short, it is about the multiple health benefits of consuming plant-based foods, and the largely unappreciated health dangers of consuming animal-based foods, including all types of meat, dairy and eggs.”
– “Impressive evidence now exists to show that advanced heart disease, relatively advanced cancers of certain types, diabetes and a few other degenerative diseases can be reversed by diet.”

What: Book Discussion: The China Study

Where: SF – MaggieMudd in Bernal Heights
When: 5/6/07 Sunday, 3:00 pm
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After The China Study, July’s book discussion will be Free the Animals by Ingrid Newkirk . We’ll be picking the September book at our next meeting, as well as a name for our book club — maybe something more interesting than “the veg/AR book club” 🙂

Please use the questions/rsvp link above if you’re interested in joining us for this discussion, have suggestions for books, or have any questions. We’re a friendly, low-key group who just likes to read & learn over vegan food, so come join us.


  1. Diets are a very interesting topic nowadays . But even if the studies are right and diseases can be reversed by diet there would be few people that would take them , but all is not lost as the awareness starts to grow .

    As a Quote of Thomas M. Campbell II:

    “THE PUBLIC’S HUNGER for nutrition information never ceases to amaze me, even after devoting my entire working life to conducting experimental research into nutrition and…”

  2. There may be a Tipping Point somewhere down the road. To be honest, I can’t understand how it hasn’t happened already.

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