"And the stars are projectors, yeah, projecting our lives down to this planet Earth." - Modest Mouse
New Yorker Morgan Spurlock has documented the effects of eating only McDonald's for a month. Or least he's tried. His documentary film, Super Size Me, apparently has become the "darling of this year's Sundance Film Festival" though it's unlikely that those who see it will be ordering Big Macs any time soon.
Neither Spurlock, 33, nor the three doctors who agreed to monitor his health during the experiment were prepared for the degree of ruin it would wreak on his body. Within days, he was vomiting up his burgers and battling with headaches and depression. And his sex drive vanished.
When Spurlock had finished, his liver, overwhelmed by saturated fats, had virtually turned to pate. "The liver test was the most shocking thing," said Dr Daryl Isaacs, who joined the team to watch over him. "It became very, very abnormal."
Spurlock put on nearly 12kg over the period and his cholesterol level leapt from a respectable 165 to 230.
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