Answer to a Reader's Question: Many people are rightfully confused about the various ways that protein recommendations are established, and fail to know the main factors that have caused the confusion.
Although the average caloric intake of the Chinese is higher than that of Americans (2640 vs. 2360 for adult males), and despite their smaller stature, the Chinese are much thinner than Americans.
(In response to a reader's question concerning Dr. Mercola's views on The China Study) I've seen the views of Dr. Mercola several times, and this is my response:
The latest version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans was recently published by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and, except for some minor adjustments in format and design, and the addition of two new guidelines
One out of two Americans gets heart disease and half of those die instantly from their first heart attack. One out of three dies of cancer. One out of eight women gets breast cancer and one out of six men gets prostate cancer.