I just finished reading "The China Study" and found it to be well researched and fascinating in its implications for ominivores and "junk food vegans." It is not a book for everyone as it requires the desire to read and comprehend some science (although I think they do a great job of making the science understandable for those with no scientific background).
The book also contains a sobering look at the supplement industry. For those who take supplements, the book is an eye-opener. It's almost as bad as the pharmaceutical and medical supply industries in its narrow view of health and profit.
The book also gives a very compelling theory on why so many western-society girls get eary menarche and why those same women have so many symptoms during menopause.
But, of course, the bulk of the book looks at nutrition and diseases of affluence (ie, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity). I wish I could give this book to every patient I see in the hospital. It should be required reading for physicians, teachers, and parents. At the very least, dietary treatment should be offered along with options like surgery, drugs, supplements, detox, and the myriad of "treatments" that don't treat anything but symptoms.
I urge all of you to read the book if you have the desire, and to particularly pay attention if you have been worried about getting enough protein or are a consumer of processed foods.
Okay, I'll stop now.
The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD and Thomas M. Campbell II