GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) – The staff dietitian at a doctors’ group says a minor-league baseball team in Grand Rapids, Mich., should warn fans that a 4,800-calorie burger it plans to sell is bad for them.

Susan Levin of the Washington-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine sent a letter to the West Michigan Whitecaps on Tuesday. She wants the enormous burger to be labeled a “dietary disaster” that increases the risk of cancer and heart disease.

The 4-pound, $20 burger features five beef patties, five slices of cheese, nearly a cup of chili and liberal doses of salsa and corn chips – all on an 8-inch bun.

Whitecaps spokesman Mickey Graham says the team hasn’t considered labeling the burger, which he says is a gimmick being promoted as a very unhealthy menu item.


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