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I'd like to start this thread where we can keep a list of published articles related to diet.  Please also list citations that critics of Campbell have included in their arguments.  My plan is to obtain the articles, read them, summarize, and (hopefully) offer meaningful commentary on the studies strengths and weaknesses.  

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uploaded is the most uptodate bibliography from dr greger dvd work and his site:


there are listings for over 3700 articles and resource items - much of it related to the hazards of eating stuff from the corpse industries.


in friendship,



Minger formal response 2

"Yet in a 1989 study, Campbell discovered that wheat protein exhibited similar carcinogenic properties as casein when lysine, its limiting amino acid, was restored.57 This suggests that any complementary combination of amino acids will spur cancer growth under certain experimental conditions, and that carcinogenic qualities are not unique to casein nor to animal protein at large. The sole reason plant protein appeared protective in rat studies was due to a deficiency in one or more amino acids, a scenario that rarely occurs in real-world situations when a variety of foods—whether plant or animal in origin—are consumed. Campbell himself notes that eating a variety of plant foods provides a full spectrum of amino acids58—indicating that even a plant-only diet can yield the complete protein Campbell claims to be carcinogenic."

Lysine, as well as other amino acids, is far greater in animal products. Supporters of meat are usually the first to point out that plant proteins aren't "whole" as they put it and that you can't protein combine. Looks like they might be saying the opposite now and that we can combine and that it's exactly the same.


In the same writing, she also cites that milk has another protein (whey)and wonders why it's not used in Campbells experiments or something. I forgot what her point was exactly but milks main source of protein is casein. Around 80%. I'd say that's why.

Fox, P.F. Advanced Dairy Chemistry: Vol 3 Lactose, Water, Salts and Viatmins. 2nd Ed. Chapman and Hall: New york, 1995

     I hope this is the right place for this post. Campbell mentioned some resources he though were of particular interest at vegsource.com, I'm going to attempt to find the direct links and post them in order so we can read them:

"Breast cancer (Marshall JR, Qu Y, Chen J, Parpia B, Campbell TC. Additional ecologic evidence: lipids and breast cancer mortality among women age 55 and over in China. Europ. J. Cancer 1991;28A:1720-1727; Key TJA, Chen J, Wang DY, Pike MC, Boreham J. Sex hormones in women in rural China and in Britain. Brit. J. Cancer 1990;62:631-636.)

Liver cancer (Campbell TC, Chen J, Liu C, Li J, Parpia B. Non-association of aflatoxin with primary liver cancer in a cross-sectional ecologic survey in the People's Republic of China. Cancer Res. 1990;50:6882-6893; .Youngman LD, Campbell TC. Inhibition of aflatoxin B1-induced gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase positive (GGT+) hepatic preneoplastic foci and tumors by low protein diets: evidence that altered GGT+ foci indicate neoplastic potential. Carcinogenesis 1992;13:1607-1613).

Energy utilization (Horio F, Youngman LD, Bell RC, Campbell TC. Thermogenesis, low-protein diets, and decreased development of AFB1-induced preneoplastic foci in rat liver. Nutr. Cancer 1991;16:31-41:Campbell TC. Energy balance: interpretation of data from rural China. Toxicological Sciences 1999;52:87-94).

Colon cancer (Campbell, T.C., Wang G., Chen J., Robertson, J., Chao, Z. and Parpia, B.  Dietary fiber intake and colon cancer mortality in The People's Republic of China.  In: Dietary Fiber, Chemistry Physiology and Health Effects, (Ed. Kritchevsky, D., Bonfield, C., Anderson, W.), Plenum Press, New York, 473-480, 1990).

Affluent-Poverty Diseases (Campbell TC, Chen J, Brun T, et al. China: from diseases of poverty to diseases of affluence.  Policy implications of the epidemiological transition. Ecol. Food Nutr. 1992;27:133-144).

Protein-growth rate (Campbell TC, Chen J. Diet and chronic degenerative diseases: a summary of results from an ecologic study in rural China. In: Temple NJ, Burkitt DP, eds. Western diseases: their dietary prevention and reversibility. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press, 1994:67-118; Campbell TC, Junshi C. Diet and chronic degenerative diseases"perspectives from China. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 1994;59:1153S-1161S)." Campbell


    I.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/095980499290077F

    II. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1971493/

    III. http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/50/21/6882.abstract

thx for your contributions.

if you are really keen on understand colin, you can always take the course:

Colin Campbell eCornell three course online education program

i've heard it's excellent.

in friendship,


VII. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4613-0519-4_35

VIII. couldn't find yet

IX. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4684-8136-5_4?no-acc...

X. http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/59/5/1153S.short

    The last abstract is of note. "These findings suggest that even small intakes of foods of animal origin are associated with significant increases in plasma cholesterol concentrations, which are associated, in turn, with significant increases in chronic degenerative disease mortality rates." Am J Clin Nutr May 1994
vol. 59 no. 5 1153S-1161S



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