I went to read the write-up on the Carbophobia, and was suggested The China Study, as well. So...I ordered it! I also ordered "Fast Food Nation" which is a book I have been meaning to read for a long time!
As for Carbophobia...I think I'll wait for that one to come out in paperback. Looks really interesting, though.
Something I'm wondering about is how most of us feel about these studies, in light of the fact that these communities of people with stellar health (rural Chinese, and the Okinawans, and Mediteraneans) are NOT vegetarian. Although they eat a MOSTLY plant-based diet, they do eat small amounts of meat, or fish, or dairy (depending on the community). So...the conclusions of these books are not really that a vegan, or even vegetarian diet, is the key....but rather an omnivourous diet that is heavy on the plant-based foods. What do you guys think of this?