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# A new drug has been formulated which is intended to inhibit

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A new drug has been formulated which is intended to inhibit ulcer formation by absorbing excess stomach acid. However, some researchers predict that the resulting reduced levels of stomach acid will interfere with the stomachтАЩs ability to break down food, and the body will compensate by producing more stomach acid.

Which of the following, if true, would most strongly support the authorтАЩs argument?

The new drug will reduce stomach acid below levels necessary to break food down.

Some drugs have been effective in treating ulcers by controlling stomach acid levels.

Increased stomach acid production can be attributed to a number of factors.

A reduction in stomach acid levels is not the most effective way to treat ulcers.

The long-term effects of agents that absorb stomach acid have not been fully established.

This was very simple ,but i got confused...

The questions mentions " the authors argument" ,but here the author takes a reference from researchers...all is being said by the researchers..nothing by the author...so this one foxed me..

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22 Sep 2003, 08:37
A?

Your last remarks confused me as well.
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22 Sep 2003, 16:36
A new drug has been formulated which is intended to inhibit ulcer formation by absorbing excess stomach acid. However, some researchers predict that the resulting reduced levels of stomach acid will interfere with the stomachтАЩs ability to break down food, and the body will compensate by producing more stomach acid.

the word EXCESS indicates that the drug only absorbs the acid left over after the food is digested. This results in body producing more acid to compensate the loss and the drug again abosrbs it . If this cycle continues, body will produce more and more acid which in turn causes the ulcer. So drug therapy to reduce the acid production is NOT an appropriate choice. Which is conveyed by D, hence , IMHO, is the best answer
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22 Sep 2003, 19:18
Vote for A. If the level of acid drop below the rate needed to breakdonw the food, the stomach will produce more acid.
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22 Sep 2003, 20:13
i say it is D....it seems like the author is basically describing a "potential" treatment and then showing how it might not actually be the best way to treat the condition....D is the only choice that comes close to conveying this
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23 Sep 2003, 00:58
Author is arguing that (citing Sceintist's prediction) that if the stomach again produces more acid than the New Drug will not be able to inhibit ulcer.
Now which choice strongly supports this argument.
Only if reduced levels of acid are below that needed to break down food will stomach produce more acid and author's argument will be supported.
Choice A states that.
Choice D is more likely an ineference that can be drawn provided scientists prediction is true.
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23 Oct 2003, 07:06
D is not good with the word "MOST".
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13 Jul 2012, 09:44
I'm not quite sure, but I think it is A.
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