GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

 It is currently 11 Dec 2019, 15:43

### 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

# A 2003 USDA study revealed that cinnamon may help improve blood sugar

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Math Expert
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 59674
A 2003 USDA study revealed that cinnamon may help improve blood sugar  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Apr 2019, 00:41
1
3
00:00

Difficulty:

35% (medium)

Question Stats:

67% (01:28) correct 33% (01:34) wrong based on 318 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

A 2003 USDA study revealed that cinnamon may help improve blood sugar and cholesterol levels in people with Type 2 diabetes. The study’s subjects, who were given cinnamon supplements for 40 days, showed significant decreases in levels of glucose, triglycerides, and LDL or "bad" cholesterol. Nevertheless, similar studies conducted more recently have had inconclusive results.

The statements above, if true, provide the most support for which of the following conclusions?

(A) Cinnamon contains antioxidants, which are known to help prevent cardiovascular disease.
(B) Cinnamon may help kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
(C) Trials on the benefits of cinnamon have been too small in scope to provide meaningful results.
(D) It is unclear whether cinnamon actually benefits people with Type 2 diabetes.
(E) There are no known disadvantages to taking a cinnamon supplement.

_________________
SVP
Status: It's near - I can see.
Joined: 13 Apr 2013
Posts: 1702
Location: India
GPA: 3.01
WE: Engineering (Real Estate)
A 2003 USDA study revealed that cinnamon may help improve blood sugar  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Apr 2019, 03:39
Bunuel wrote:
A 2003 USDA study revealed that cinnamon may help improve blood sugar and cholesterol levels in people with Type 2 diabetes. The study’s subjects, who were given cinnamon supplements for 40 days, showed significant decreases in levels of glucose, triglycerides, and LDL or "bad" cholesterol. Nevertheless, similar studies conducted more recently have had inconclusive results.

The statements above, if true, provide the most support for which of the following conclusions?

(A) Cinnamon contains antioxidants, which are known to help prevent cardiovascular disease.

Heart disease : Out of scope

(B) Cinnamon may help kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

Bacteria, Fungi, Virus : Out of scope

(C) Trials on the benefits of cinnamon have been too small in scope to provide meaningful results.

We can't not say "trials samples were too small for providing meaningful results."

(D) It is unclear whether cinnamon actually benefits people with Type 2 diabetes.

This is correct. From the excerpt below, we can say benefits of cinnamon are unclear for type 2 diabetes.

Cinnamon may help improve blood sugar and cholesterol levels in people with Type 2 diabetes.
similar studies conducted more recently have had inconclusive results.

(E) There are no known disadvantages to taking a cinnamon supplement.

Close call: We can also infer this to some extent. But D seems more closer to the passage.
_________________
"Do not watch clock; Do what it does. KEEP GOING."
Senior Manager
Joined: 17 Aug 2018
Posts: 288
GMAT 1: 610 Q43 V31
GMAT 2: 640 Q45 V32
GMAT 3: 640 Q47 V31
A 2003 USDA study revealed that cinnamon may help improve blood sugar  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 May 2019, 19:52
The last sentence contains (1) "similar studies" and (2) "inconclusive results".

(1) indicates that studies were similar to those described in the first premise (1st sentence).
(2) says that results are inconclusive, meaning that they contradict those which were discussed in the 1st sentence.

In inference questions, the goal is to find the answer that either repeats one of the premises or summarizes information from both premises. The answer choice must not contain any new information that was not presented in the stimulus.

Hence, by combining two premises we can say that the results of the tests are not rock solid. Answer choice D says the same thing.
A 2003 USDA study revealed that cinnamon may help improve blood sugar   [#permalink] 19 May 2019, 19:52
Display posts from previous: Sort by