America's Obesity Crisis:Film review: Pigging Out to Make a Point

For 30 days, a trim, fit, politically correct fellow named Morgan Spurlock took all his meals--breakfast, lunch and dinner, no exceptions, no excuses, no midnight raids on the fridge for a side salad--at McDonald's while directing the film crews recording his horror story.

Some results of his ordeal, as reported in his documentary Super Size Me, are predictable: he gained 24.5 lbs., and his cholesterol count shot up alarmingly. Some are less so: the amount of damage he did to his liver was roughly the same as if he had been on an alcohol binge of a similar duration. There...

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