The Electric Commentary

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Spurious Claims

Via MR:

A Swedish researcher put 18 volunteers on the same diet that filmmaker Morgan Spurlock went on while filming "Super Size Me."

And -- surprise! -- they didn't all become fatties:

To his great surprise, [the researcher] discovered that eating mass quantities of junk food affected each participant differently. While one volunteer gained 15 percent body weight after following the high-choleric diet for a month, several others experienced only minimal weight gain. [He] was thus forced to conclude that "some people are just more susceptible to obesity than others."


The 12 men and six women were banned from exercising.

While all gained weight, none reported mood swings or liver damage like Spurlock did in the movie.

Read it all here. I guess that Morgan just has a slow metabolism.


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