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Warning Label Urged For Minor League Team's Monster Burger

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A 4,800-calorie burger offered by a minor league baseball team this season has been branded a "dietary disaster."

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.

Staff dietitian Susan Levin of the Washington-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine sent a letter to the West Michigan Whitecaps on Tuesday. She's asking that the monster burger be labeled a "dietary disaster" that increases the risk of cancer and heart disease.

Whitecaps spokesman Mickey Graham says the team hasn't considered a label. He says the burger is a gimmick promoted as a very unhealthy menu item.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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