Researchers have found that when very overweight people, who : GMAT Critical Reasoning (CR) - Page 2
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 16 Jan 2017, 09:36

# Jan 16th:

All GMAT Club CATs and Quizzes are Open Free for 24 hrs. See our Holiday Policy to learn more

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Researchers have found that when very overweight people, who

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 28 Jan 2005
Posts: 78
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 132 [6] , given: 0

Researchers have found that when very overweight people, who [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 Apr 2005, 02:56
6
KUDOS
66
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Researchers have found that when very overweight people, who tend to have relatively low metabolic rates, lose weight primarily through dieting, their metabolism generally remain unchanged. They will thus burn significantly fewer calories at the new weight than do people whose weight is normally at that level. Such newly thin persons will, therefore, ultimately regain weight until their body size again matches their metabolic rate.

The conclusion of the argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?

A: Relatively few very overweight people who have dieted down to a new weight tend to continue to consume substantially fewer calories than do people whose normal weight is at that level.
B: The metabolisms of people who are usually not overweight are much more able to vary than the metabolisms of people who have been very overweight.
C: The amount of calories that a person usually burns in a day is determined more by the amount that is consumed that day than by the current weight of the individual.
D: Reseachers have not yet determined whether the metabolic rates of formerly very overweight individuals can be accelerated by means of chemical agents.
E: Because of the constancy of their metabolic rates, people who are at their usual weight normally have as much difficulty gaining weight as they do losing it.
VP
Joined: 06 Jun 2004
Posts: 1059
Location: CA
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 146 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

30 Jan 2006, 22:19
A

Negate A, the conclusion fails: If newly thin people consumed less calories, it will be hard to argue that they will regain their weight.

I feel C weakens the conclusion.....
_________________

Don't be afraid to take a flying leap of faith.. If you risk nothing, than you gain nothing...

VP
Joined: 20 Sep 2005
Posts: 1021
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 35 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

31 Jan 2006, 16:15
A strengthens.
Director
Joined: 27 Jun 2005
Posts: 506
Location: MS
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 108 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

31 Jan 2006, 20:25
TeHCM wrote:
A

Negate A, the conclusion fails: If newly thin people consumed less calories, it will be hard to argue that they will regain their weight.

I feel C weakens the conclusion.....

TeHCM you got it ......OA is A
Senior Manager
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 269
Location: Chennai,India
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

01 Feb 2006, 12:22
I too go with A , thats the only answer which supports the argument, I too got the answer by negating
_________________

vazlkaiye porkalam vazltuthan parkanum.... porkalam maralam porkalthan maruma

Current Student
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5238
Followers: 25

Kudos [?]: 376 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

05 Feb 2006, 01:05
(A) stands. Whose to say that such people don`t need to eat so much because they had a gastric bypass or some similiar operation?
Senior Manager
Joined: 22 Nov 2005
Posts: 476
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

05 Feb 2006, 11:43
Got A using negation. If you negate it conclusion will fall apart
Manager
Joined: 13 Jul 2007
Posts: 122
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

27 Sep 2007, 10:35
18. Researchers have found that when very overweight people, who tend to have relatively low metabolic rates, lose weight primarily through dieting, their metabolisms generally remain unchanged. They will thus burn significantly fewer calories at the new weight than do people whose weight is normally at that level. Such newly thin persons will, therefore, ultimately regain weight until their body size again matches their metabolic rate.
The conclusion of the argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Relatively few very overweight people who have dieted down to a new weight tend to continue to consume substantially fewer calories than do people whose normal weight is at that level.
(B) The metabolisms of people who are usually not overweight are much more able to vary than the metabolisms of people who have been very overweight.
(C) The amount of calories that a person usually burns in a day is determined more by the amount that is consumed that day than by the current weight of the individual.
(D) Researchers have not yet determined whether the metabolic rates of formerly very overweight individuals can be accelerated by means of chemical agents.
(E) Because of the constancy of their metabolic rates, people who are at their usual weight normally have as much difficulty gaining weight as they do losing it.
SVP
Joined: 28 Dec 2005
Posts: 1575
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 147 [0], given: 2

### Show Tags

27 Sep 2007, 13:10
A, for the same reason.

Conclusion is that people will gain weight back. A supports that
Manager
Joined: 20 Mar 2008
Posts: 159
Location: USA
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 44 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

08 Jul 2008, 09:02
Researchers have found that when very overweight people, who tend to have relatively low metabolic rates, lose weight primarily through dieting, their metabolisms generally remain unchanged. They will thus burn significantly fewer calories at the new weight than do people whose weight is normally at that level. Such newly thin persons will, therefore, ultimately regain weight until their body size again matches their metabolic rate.

The conclusion of the argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?

(A) Relatively few very overweight people who have dieted down to a new weight tend to continue to consume substantially fewer calories than do people whose normal weight is at that level.

(B) The metabolisms of people who are usually not overweight are much more able to vary than the metabolisms of people who have been very overweight.

(C) The amount of calories that a person usually burns in a day is determined more by the amount that is consumed that day than by the current weight of the individual.

(D) Researchers have not yet determined whether the metabolic rates of formerly very overweight individuals can be accelerated by means of chemical agents.

(E) Because of the constancy of their metabolic rates, people who are at their usual weight normally have as much difficulty gaining weight as they do losing it.
Manager
Joined: 03 Jun 2008
Posts: 136
Schools: ISB, Tuck, Michigan (Ross), Darden, MBS
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 0

Re: CR : Researchers have found that when very overweight people [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Jul 2008, 09:28
vishy007 wrote:
Researchers have found that when very overweight people, who tend to have relatively low metabolic rates, lose weight primarily through dieting, their metabolisms generally remain unchanged. They will thus burn significantly fewer calories at the new weight than do people whose weight is normally at that level. Such newly thin persons will, therefore, ultimately regain weight until their body size again matches their metabolic rate.

The conclusion of the argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?

(A) Relatively few very overweight people who have dieted down to a new weight tend to continue to consume substantially fewer calories than do people whose normal weight is at that level.

(B) The metabolisms of people who are usually not overweight are much more able to vary than the metabolisms of people who have been very overweight.

(C) The amount of calories that a person usually burns in a day is determined more by the amount that is consumed that day than by the current weight of the individual.

(D) Researchers have not yet determined whether the metabolic rates of formerly very overweight individuals can be accelerated by means of chemical agents.

(E) Because of the constancy of their metabolic rates, people who are at their usual weight normally have as much difficulty gaining weight as they do losing it.

C? Will explain if correct.
_________________

-----------------------------------------------------------
'It's not the ride, it's the rider'

Manager
Joined: 24 Apr 2008
Posts: 162
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 0

Re: CR : Researchers have found that when very overweight people [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Jul 2008, 09:32
Researchers have found that when very overweight people, who tend to have relatively low metabolic rates, lose weight primarily through dieting, their metabolisms generally remain unchanged. They will thus burn significantly fewer calories at the new weight than do people whose weight is normally at that level. Such newly thin persons will, therefore, ultimately regain weight until their body size again matches their metabolic rate.

The conclusion of the argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?

(A) Relatively few very overweight people who have dieted down to a new weight tend to continue to consume substantially fewer calories than do people whose normal weight is at that level. Presents the assumption.
Manager
Joined: 02 Aug 2007
Posts: 231
Schools: Life
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 56 [0], given: 0

Re: CR : Researchers have found that when very overweight people [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Feb 2009, 21:08
vishy007 wrote:
Researchers have found that when very overweight people, who tend to have relatively low metabolic rates, lose weight primarily through dieting, their metabolisms generally remain unchanged. They will thus burn significantly fewer calories at the new weight than do people whose weight is normally at that level. Such newly thin persons will, therefore, ultimately regain weight until their body size again matches their metabolic rate.

The conclusion of the argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?

(A) Relatively few very overweight people who have dieted down to a new weight tend to continue to consume substantially fewer calories than do people whose normal weight is at that level.

(B) The metabolisms of people who are usually not overweight are much more able to vary than the metabolisms of people who have been very overweight.

(C) The amount of calories that a person usually burns in a day is determined more by the amount that is consumed that day than by the current weight of the individual.

(D) Researchers have not yet determined whether the metabolic rates of formerly very overweight individuals can be accelerated by means of chemical agents.

(E) Because of the constancy of their metabolic rates, people who are at their usual weight normally have as much difficulty gaining weight as they do losing it.

Can someone explain why its not C?
VP
Joined: 18 May 2008
Posts: 1286
Followers: 16

Kudos [?]: 409 [0], given: 0

Re: CR : Researchers have found that when very overweight people [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Feb 2009, 21:17
My ans is A.
The argument claims that overweight people who lost wiight thru deiting will regain weight bcos their metabolim rate does not vary. This clearly assumes that most of the overweight ppl tend to consume substrantially more calories and hence tehre are relatively few overweight ppl who tend to consume less calerories
vishy007 wrote:
Researchers have found that when very overweight people, who tend to have relatively low metabolic rates, lose weight primarily through dieting, their metabolisms generally remain unchanged. They will thus burn significantly fewer calories at the new weight than do people whose weight is normally at that level. Such newly thin persons will, therefore, ultimately regain weight until their body size again matches their metabolic rate.

The conclusion of the argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?

(A) Relatively few very overweight people who have dieted down to a new weight tend to continue to consume substantially fewer calories than do people whose normal weight is at that level.

(B) The metabolisms of people who are usually not overweight are much more able to vary than the metabolisms of people who have been very overweight.

(C) The amount of calories that a person usually burns in a day is determined more by the amount that is consumed that day than by the current weight of the individual.

(D) Researchers have not yet determined whether the metabolic rates of formerly very overweight individuals can be accelerated by means of chemical agents.

(E) Because of the constancy of their metabolic rates, people who are at their usual weight normally have as much difficulty gaining weight as they do losing it.
Senior Manager
Joined: 23 May 2008
Posts: 428
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 363 [0], given: 14

Re: CR : Researchers have found that when very overweight people [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Feb 2009, 02:29
I will go with A...

Explanation. As the option states (A) Relatively few very overweight people who have dieted down to a new weight tend to continue to consume substantially fewer calories than do people whose normal weight is at that level.

it means that the overweight people who have dieted will discontinue to eat fewer calories, and there metabolic rates are also slow so the body will regain the weight untill their body size matches the metabolic rate..
SVP
Joined: 04 May 2006
Posts: 1926
Schools: CBS, Kellogg
Followers: 22

Kudos [?]: 1010 [0], given: 1

Re: CR : Researchers have found that when very overweight people [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Feb 2009, 19:18
xALIx wrote:
vishy007 wrote:
Researchers have found that when very overweight people, who tend to have relatively low metabolic rates, lose weight primarily through dieting, their metabolisms generally remain unchanged. They will thus burn significantly fewer calories at the new weight than do people whose weight is normally at that level. Such newly thin persons will, therefore, ultimately regain weight until their body size again matches their metabolic rate.

The conclusion of the argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?

(A) Relatively few very overweight people who have dieted down to a new weight tend to continue to consume substantially fewer calories than do people whose normal weight is at that level.

(B) The metabolisms of people who are usually not overweight are much more able to vary than the metabolisms of people who have been very overweight.

(C) The amount of calories that a person usually burns in a day is determined more by the amount that is consumed that day than by the current weight of the individual.

(D) Researchers have not yet determined whether the metabolic rates of formerly very overweight individuals can be accelerated by means of chemical agents.

(E) Because of the constancy of their metabolic rates, people who are at their usual weight normally have as much difficulty gaining weight as they do losing it.

Can someone explain why its not C?

You should find the scope of the argument and compare the scope to the meaning that C suggests. How to weigh or determin the amount of calories IS NOT a focus of argument, C out
_________________
Manager
Joined: 02 Aug 2007
Posts: 231
Schools: Life
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 56 [0], given: 0

Re: CR : Researchers have found that when very overweight people [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Feb 2009, 19:48
sondenso wrote:

You should find the scope of the argument and compare the scope to the meaning that C suggests. How to weigh or determin the amount of calories IS NOT a focus of argument, C out

Good point. Thanks
Manager
Joined: 29 Apr 2010
Posts: 77
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 64 [0], given: 1

Researchers have found that when very overweight people, who [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 May 2010, 08:02
Researchers have found that when very overweight people, who tend to have relatively low metabolic rates, lose weight primarily through dieting, their metabolisms generally remain unchanged. They will thus burn significantly fewer calories at the new weight than do people whose weight is normally at that level. Such newly thin persons will, therefore, ultimately regain weight until their body size again matches their metabolic rate.
The conclusion of the argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Relatively few very overweight people who have dieted down to a new weight tend to continue to consume substantially fewer calories than do people whose normal weight is at that level.
(B) The metabolisms of people who are usually not overweight are much more able to vary than the metabolisms of people who have been very overweight.
(C) The amount of calories that a person usually burns in a day is determined more by the amount that is consumed that day than by the current weight of the individual.
(D) Researchers have not yet determined whether the metabolic rates of formerly very overweight individuals can be accelerated by means of chemical agents.
(E) Because of the constancy of their metabolic rates, people who are at their usual weight normally have as much difficulty gaining weight as they do losing it.

Manager
Joined: 19 Feb 2009
Posts: 76
Location: chennai
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 37 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

17 May 2010, 08:45
Researchers have found that when very overweight people, who tend to have relatively low metabolic rates, lose weight primarily through dieting, their metabolisms generally remain unchanged. They will thus burn significantly fewer calories at the new weight than do people whose weight is normally at that level. Such newly thin persons will, therefore, ultimately regain weight until their body size again matches their metabolic rate.
The conclusion of the argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Relatively few very overweight people who have dieted down to a new weight tend to continue to consume substantially fewer calories than do people whose normal weight is at that level.
(B) The metabolisms of people who are usually not overweight are much more able to vary than the metabolisms of people who have been very overweight.
(C) The amount of calories that a person usually burns in a day is determined more by the amount that is consumed that day than by the current weight of the individual.
(D) Researchers have not yet determined whether the metabolic rates of formerly very overweight individuals can be accelerated by means of chemical agents.
(E) Because of the constancy of their metabolic rates, people who are at their usual weight normally have as much difficulty gaining weight as they do losing it.

Premise:
Calori burned (weight reduced person) , metabolic rate < calori burned (normal person ) , metabolic rate
over weight person - less food - less metabolic rate - less calori - normal weight

Conclusion:
Less weight person -more food -more metabolic rate - more cakori - normal weight

My Ans - C)
SVP
Joined: 17 Feb 2010
Posts: 1558
Followers: 19

Kudos [?]: 572 [0], given: 6

### Show Tags

18 May 2010, 08:28
I pick (C)

premise says ==> overly weight people who tend to have relatively low metabolic rates, lose weight primarily through dieting, their metabolisms generally remain unchanged.

assumption ==> The amount of calories that a person usually burns in a day (low metabolism) is determined more by the amount that is consumed that day (dieting) than by the current weight of the individual.
Senior Manager
Joined: 28 Aug 2010
Posts: 260
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 551 [0], given: 11

Researchers have found that when very overweight people, who [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Dec 2010, 12:35
Researchers have found that when very overweight people, who tend to have relatively low metabolic rates, lose weight primarily through dieting, their metabolisms generally remain unchanged. They will thus burn significantly fewer calories at the new weight than do people whose weight is normally at that level. Such newly thin persons will, therefore, ultimately regain weight until their body size again matches their metabolic rate.
The conclusion of the argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Relatively few very overweight people who have dieted down to a new weight tend to continue to consume substantially fewer calories than do people whose normal weight is at that level.
(B) The metabolisms of people who are usually not overweight are much more able to vary than the metabolisms of people who have been very overweight.
(C) The amount of calories that a person usually burns in a day is determined more by the amount that is consumed that day than by the current weight of the individual.
(D) Researchers have not yet determined whether the metabolic rates of formerly very overweight individuals can be accelerated by means of chemical agents.
(E) Because of the constancy of their metabolic rates, people who are at their usual weight normally have as much difficulty gaining weight as they do losing it.

Can some explain how to tackle assumption efficiently...thanks
_________________

Gmat: everything-you-need-to-prepare-for-the-gmat-revised-77983.html
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ajit

Researchers have found that when very overweight people, who   [#permalink] 06 Dec 2010, 12:35

Go to page   Previous    1   2   3   4   5    Next  [ 85 posts ]

Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Researchers have found that when very overweight people, who 0 20 Dec 2012, 06:39
Researchers have found that when very overweight people, who 0 11 Aug 2012, 11:26
Researchers have found that when very overweight people, who 0 07 Jan 2012, 21:53
Researchers have found that when very overweight people, who 0 15 Jan 2013, 19:55
Researchers have found that when very overweight people, who 0 18 May 2010, 08:28
Display posts from previous: Sort by