A documentary showing the horrendous effects of a McDonald’s diet on the human body can only be a public relations catastrophe for the fast-food giant, reports the Independent on Sunday. The documentary, the darling of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, shows what happened to filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, 33, after living on McDonald’s meals for 30 days, three times a day. Super Size Me: A Film of Epic Portions, shows the previously fit Spurlock vomiting up his burgers within days and battling with headaches had depression. He lost his sex drive and his liver, overwhelmed by saturated fats, virtually turned to pate. He put on 251bs and his cholesterol soared from 165 to 230. McDonald’s said consumers could achieve balance by choosing from its “array of quality offerings and range of portion sizes to meet their taste and nutrition goals.” The Independent on Sunday’s poet in Residence, Martin Newell, pens a ditty to “The man who became a Mac” The Independent on Sunday 25/01/04 page 7