posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 12:10 PM
reply to post by smokingman2006
Thanks for bringing up the China Study. It was written in 2005 not 2011, and the book is merely an easily-accessible summary of a 20-year
epidemiological study - the largest ever conducted in history - that took place throughout the 70s and 80s. This has been brought up on ATS a few
times before, but you might be shocked at how quickly and vehemently people will dismiss it.
A couple points - first about evolution. Humans evolved to procreate, nothing else. As long as we get to puberty, with enough health to efficiently
procreate, then that is considered successful. This is why the presence of canine teeth, or enzymes in our stomach specifically designed to break down
meat proteins can not be evidence of what constitutes the healthiest diet for man. The only way to get around this hurdle is through long-term
epidemiological studies, and the China Study is the most comprehensive ever conducted in this area.
Secondly, the kind of meat used is found in the remote provinces of China, where farning methods have changed very little in centuries, meaning they
are well-fed and free-range, with exposure to toxins kept minimal. In the USA, and most of Europe, most of our meat comes from largescale companies
that, as many here know, keep livestock in unsanitary conditions at best with constant exposure to a wide range of poisonous products. So while our
battle in the West has revolved around keeping livestock healthy in diet and environment, we haven't had a good chance to adequately study the
long-term effects of consuming healthy meat.
There has never been a peer-reviewed refutation of thr original study which concluded almost 30 years ago in the mid-80s. And even though
epidemiological studies are traditionally the hardest to prove, my point about evolution should make it clear that there is no other way to study the
long-term occurrence of age-related diseases. This is the best there is so far.
Unfortunately, the few times this has been brought up on ATS, the site's motto was discarded in favor of confirmstion bias. Maybe you'll have better
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