Thomas M. Campbell, MD

Thomas M. Campbell, MD is executive director of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and a practicing, board-certified family physician at the University of Rochester. He is a faculty member of the Nutrition for a Healthy Heart course, co-author of The China Study, and author of the upcoming book, The Campbell Plan: The Simple Way to Lose Weight and Reverse Illness, Using The China Study's Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet.

A Goal of (Profitable) Mediocrity in the Fight Against Heart Disease: The APOC3 Mutation Story.

On June 19th, an article in the New York Times titled, “In Single Gene, a Path to Fight Heart Attacks,” unintentionally highlighted the modern promise and the utter failure of our medical system, both at the same time. It describes the findings from two recent studies on the genetic causes of high triglycerides. Both of these studies were large, well-conducted, and published in a highly regarded journal with extensive press coverage. The NYT article was on the front page “above the fold”.