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3,120-calorie entree: Extreme or 'life's simpler pleasures'?
3,120-calorie entree: Extreme or 'life's simpler pleasures'?

IHOP has a Country Fried Steak & Eggs combo menu item with 3,720 milligrams of sodium. Johnny Rockets’ Bacon Cheddar Double burger has 50 grams of saturated fat. The Bistro Shrimp Pasta from the Cheesecake Factory has 3,120 calories. Each one is likely lip-smackingly delicious. But they’re also far over the doctor-recommended limits of 2,000 calories, 20 grams of saturated fat and 1,500 milligrams of sodium a day. This week, the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, is calling out such intense meals — and the chains that produce them — as promoters of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. In its sixth year of handing out its Xtreme Eating...

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