TV Ad Linked Fast-food to Heart Disease

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) — A commercial by a U.S. non-profit group is raising some eyebrows as it links heart disease deaths and fast-food.

The commercial from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine shows a woman crying and holding the hand of a man lying dead in a morgue.

However, the camera focuses on a half-eaten hamburger still being held in the dead man’s hand.

The commercial ends with the McDonald’s arches superimposed on the man’s dead feet while a voice says: “I was lovin’ it.”

The commercial ends with the message: “High cholesterol, high-blood pressure, heart attacks. Tonight, make it vegetarian.”

“High-fat, high-sodium offerings at fast-food restaurants include products such as KFC’s Double Down Combo Meal, which has 45 grams of fat and 2,120 milligrams of sodium, and McDonald’s Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese Extra Value Meal, which has 61 grams of fat and 1,650 milligrams of sodium,” a statement from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says.

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