A clip from The China Study by T. Colin Campbell
‘…Diet and disease factors such as animal protein consumption or breast cancer incidence lead to changes in the concentrations of certain chemicals in our blood. These chemicals are called biomarkers.
Blood cholesterol is a biomarker for heart disease. We measured 6 blood biomarkers that are associated with animal protein intake. Do they confirm the finding that animal protein intake is associated with cancer in families? Absolutely. Every single animal protein-related blood biomarker is significantly associated with the amount of cancer in a family.
First, the individual parts of this web were consistently correlated and in most cases were statistically significant. Second, this effect occurred at unusually low intakes of animal-based foods.
We were able to examine in multiple ways the role of diet and cholesterol. When each new finding pointed in the same direction, we were able to see a picture that was convincing, consistent, and biologically plausible…
To Be Continued