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A diet high in saturated fats increases a person’s risk of developing heart disease. Regular consumption of red wine reduces that risk. Per-capita consumption of saturated fats is currently about the same in France as in the United States, but there is less heart disease there than in the United States because consumption of red wine is higher in France. The difference in regular red-wine consumption has been narrowing, but no similar convergence in heart-disease rates has occurred.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to account for the lack of convergence noted above?

A. Consumption of saturated fats is related more strongly to the growth of fatty deposits on artery walls, which reduce blood flow to the heart, than it is to heart disease directly.
B. Over the past 30 years, per-capita consumption of saturated fats has remained essentially unchanged in the United States but has increased somewhat in France.
C. Reports of the health benefits of red wine have led many people in the United States to drink red wine regularly.
D. Cigarette smoking, which can also contribute to heart disease, is only slightly more common in France than in the United States.
E. Regular consumption of red wine is declining dramatically among young adults in France, and heart disease typically does not manifest itself until middle age.
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18 Feb 2009, 09:12
A diet high in saturated fats increases a person’s risk of developing heart disease. Regular consumption of red wine reduces that risk. Per-capita consumption of saturated fats is currently about the same in France as in the United States, but there is less heart disease there than in the United States because consumption of red wine is higher in France. The difference in regular red-wine consumption has been narrowing, but no similar convergence in heart-disease rates has occurred.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to account for the lack of convergence noted above?

A. Consumption of saturated fats is related more strongly to the growth of fatty deposits on artery walls, which reduce blood flow to the heart, than it is to heart disease directly. Irrelevant
B. Over the past 30 years, per-capita consumption of saturated fats has remained essentially unchanged in the United States but has increased somewhat in France. If so, there should not be convergence in F
C. Reports of the health benefits of red wine have led many people in the United States to drink red wine regularly. Similar convergence should occur but not
D. Cigarette smoking, which can also contribute to heart disease, is only slightly more common in France than in the United States. If F has more smokers than US, F should have more lack of convergence.
E. Regular consumption of red wine is declining dramatically among young adults in France, and heart disease typically does not manifest itself until middle age.

So the convergence might be gone soon in F. Previously people were drinking red wine and we are seeing convergence as a result of that. Now they are not and hence it will be gone. Not the best reason but seems to be the best one. I am not sure how it addresses the lack of convergence in US.

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18 Feb 2009, 20:26
None of the answer choices seem to be correct

I think E does not adress the lack of convergence

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19 Feb 2009, 04:23
I think its D
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19 Feb 2009, 05:16
IMO E.
Consumption is declining therefore the gap is reducing but no convergence observed till now because disease does not come until middle age.
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19 Feb 2009, 08:28
priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
IMO E.
Consumption is declining therefore the gap is reducing but no convergence observed till now because disease does not come until middle age.

agree with saha's explanation on this.
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20 Feb 2009, 14:15
OA E
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20 Feb 2009, 18:28
E seems to be the right answer.
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21 Feb 2009, 02:58
E seems 2 b the most relevant choice.
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