Reviews Film

Super Size Me

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 20 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1266
  1. Chloe Veltman, freelance arts and science writer (
  1. San Francisco, United States

    Directed by Morgan Spurlock

    On general release in the United States UK release date yet to be confirmed

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    When Morgan Spurlock decided to find out what would happen to him if he ate nothing but McDonald's fast food for a month, doctors didn't think the experiment would cause their patient too much harm. At most, they reckoned, the 33 year old New York based filmmaker would gain a few pounds and get bored with the diet. Little did Spurlock's medical advisers—a nutritionist, general physician, gastroenterologist, and cardiologist—imagine that a mere month on Big Macs, French fries, and bucket-sized …

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