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The incidence in japan of most types of cancer is remarkably low compared to that in North America , especially considering that japan has a modern life style, industrial pollution included. The cancer rates, however, for japanese people who immigrate to north america and adopt the diet of north americans approximate the higher cancer rates prevalent in north america

If the statements above are true, they provide the most support for which one of the following?
A. the greater the level of industrial pollution in a country, the higher that country's cancer rate will tend to be.
B. the stress of life in north american is greater than that of life in japan and predisposes to cancer.
C. the staple foods of the japanese diet contain elements that cure cancer.
D. the relatively low rate of cancer among people in japan does not result from a high frequency of a protective genetic trait among japanese people
E. The higher cancer rates of japanese immigrants to north america are cused by fats in the north american diet.

I am torn between B and D. Can someone please help why and how to negate B?
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26 Jul 2010, 08:34
I need an explanation as well Can anyone help?
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26 Jul 2010, 10:16
We can be sure about D because – If Japanese would have been protected by some genetic traits then immigrant Japanese would not have suffered in North America.
However about B- stress, diet, or anything else can be the cause of cancer in North America.
Hope that helped to clarify!
Sorry for my grammatical errors!
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27 Jul 2010, 03:01
shud be D
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27 Jul 2010, 04:17
not b because " B. the stress of life in north american is greater than that of life in japan and predisposes to cancer. "

Their may be other reasn arpart from stress ( some sort of radio active radiations ) moreover there is a different trend among amercan americans and american japaneese.
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27 Jul 2010, 04:41
its D because there is nothing given in the passage regarding Stress. The only thing mentioned is the diet. So basically you cannot select B as Japan too has a modern lifestyle.
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27 Jul 2010, 07:51
I pick D

This is a Must be true question, you can only take information from the premise to find the answer.

Stress in B is never discussed in the premise.

D rules
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27 Jul 2010, 09:51
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We can be sure about D because – If Japanese would have been protected by some genetic traits then immigrant Japanese would not have suffered in North America.
However about B- stress, diet, or anything else can be the cause of cancer in North America.
Hope that helped to clarify!
Sorry for my grammatical errors!

Why can't it be E.
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27 Jul 2010, 09:52
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its D because there is nothing given in the passage regarding Stress. The only thing mentioned is the diet. So basically you cannot select B as Japan too has a modern lifestyle.

we can go with E.
Diet is mentioned...
Can you please explain why not E?
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27 Jul 2010, 10:13
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I did this by POE
The incidence in japan of most types of cancer is remarkably low compared to that in North America , especially considering that japan has a modern life style, industrial pollution included. The cancer rates, however, for japanese people who immigrate to north america and adopt the diet of north americans approximate the higher cancer rates prevalent in north america

If the statements above are true, they provide the most support for which one of the following?
A. the greater the level of industrial pollution in a country, the higher that country's cancer rate will tend to be.
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though there is no info but close enough lets park it for a while B. the stress of life in north american is greater than that of life in japan and predisposes to cancer.
there can be reasons other than stress : we do not know and hence out of scope
C. the staple foods of the japanese diet contain elements that cure cancer.
though there is no info but close enough lets park it for a while
D. the relatively low rate of cancer among people in japan does not result from a high frequency of a protective genetic trait among japanese people
E. The higher cancer rates of japanese immigrants to north america are cused by fats in the north american diet.
again lets not mix our impression about or general perception about American food with facts given in the question . Diet could also mean a change in eating habits ....
I am torn between B and D. Can someone please help why and how to negate B?

now left with B C D
If B were correct then by the same logic C should also be correct . Hence we are left with D ..

Alternatively
we do not have info about the lifestyle in N america .
We do not have any info about food in N America

but we know that if a person moves from Japan to America then the probaility is high leaves me with a conclusion that Japanese genetically are not immuned to cancer.. I do not know whether it is their diet or the lifestyle or the pollution levels as we donot have info about N America

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27 Jul 2010, 18:22
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its D because there is nothing given in the passage regarding Stress. The only thing mentioned is the diet. So basically you cannot select B as Japan too has a modern lifestyle.

we can go with E.
Diet is mentioned...
Can you please explain why not E?

I got it why E is wrong !!!
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01 Aug 2010, 06:41
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I think E should be the correct answer for this question.
B does not support it
Earlier it states in the sentence that Japan is equally industrialized and polluted like N America.
So only something change in diet which cause cancer explains it all.

E refers to diet, but does;t mention to the northern region diet only.
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01 Aug 2010, 23:06
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its D because there is nothing given in the passage regarding Stress. The only thing mentioned is the diet. So basically you cannot select B as Japan too has a modern lifestyle.

+1. B is beyond the SCOPE of the question because stress is never discussed. While the information presented in D (no genetic predisposition to lower cancer rates) is also never discussed, it reconciles the disparity between Japanese people that stay at home and Japanese people that immigrate to North America and then begin to suffer from cancer at the same approximate rate as North Americans (all things that were stated in the stimulus).
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+1 for D.....Used POE for this!
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28 Sep 2016, 06:40
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The incidence in japan of most types of cancer is remarkably low compared to that in North America , especially considering that japan has a modern life style, industrial pollution included. The cancer rates, however, for japanese people who immigrate to north america and adopt the diet of north americans approximate the higher cancer rates prevalent in north america

If the statements above are true, they provide the most support for which one of the following?
A. the greater the level of industrial pollution in a country, the higher that country's cancer rate will tend to be.
B. the stress of life in north american is greater than that of life in japan and predisposes to cancer.
C. the staple foods of the japanese diet contain elements that cure cancer.
D. the relatively low rate of cancer among people in japan does not result from a high frequency of a protective genetic trait among japanese people
E. The higher cancer rates of japanese immigrants to north america are cused by fats in the north american diet.

I am torn between B and D. Can someone please help why and how to negate B?

straight D.
it is not the genetics that is responsible for low rate of cancer.
A - no, as we are told that in Japan pollution exists as well
B - stress is not discussed here. it might be true, but might not. 2 possible outcomes. no
C - we can't know for sure whether the food cures cancer. what if the food in NA gets you cancer? and by not eating it, you don't have cancer. if such, then C doesn't work.
D - aha, so it's not genetics that help japanese people.
E - it says that japanese people got cancer because of the fats - but what if it's not fats that gave those people cancer?

D it is.
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