Super-Size Mice—Fast Food Hurts Rodents

By Janet Raloff, 15:57 PM April 15, 2008

Three years ago, in a documentary that was equal parts witty and disturbing, Morgan Spurlock took viewers along on his month-long McDonald's binge. For 30 days, every food or beverage that entered his mouth came from the fast-food franchise. And every time a clerk asked if he wanted to super-size—bump up the size of the fries and drink in his order—he did. This gave rise to the feature's title: Super Size Me.

The film was intended to explore the economic and health ramifications of the nation...

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