The China Study only devotes one chapter to its namesake study, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a doozy. Also known as the China-Cornell- Oxford Project, the China Study was an enormous epidemiological endeavor exploring diet and disease patterns in rural China—a project coined “the Prix of epidemiology” by the New York Times . Spanning sixty-five counties and collecting data on a whopping three hundred sixty-seven variables, it generated over eight thousand statistically significant correlations between nutrition, lifestyle factors and a variety of diseases. 15
So if you drink stereotypically masculine drinks and eat like a beast all your problems are solved? Almost. Red wine, whiskey, scotch, tequila, vodka, rum and gin pretty much only have calories from alcohol in them, meaning they’re pretty solid choices. I got lucky here, because my three favourites are on the golden list: red wine, whiskey and tequila. This presents a problem for most guys though, since beer has carbohydrates in it. You could order light beer, which has fewer carbs, but who wants to be drinking light beer? Not me.