Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 28 May 2017, 02:46

### 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

# Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
Intern
Joined: 10 Apr 2008
Posts: 36
Followers: 0

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

Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Jul 2008, 04:15
Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate fever associated with some illnesses, many doctors no longer routinely recommend its use for this purpose. A moderate fever stimulates the activity of the body’s disease-fighting white blood cells and also inhibits the growth of many strains of disease-causing bacteria.
If the statements above are true, which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by them?
(A) Aspirin, an effective painkiller, alleviates the pain and discomfort of many illnesses.
(B) Aspirin can prolong a patient’s illness by eliminating moderate fever helpful in fighting some diseases.
(C) Aspirin inhibits the growth of white blood cells, which are necessary for fighting some illnesses.
(D) The more white blood cells a patient’s body produces, the less severe the patient’s illness will be.
(E) The focus of modern medicine is on inhibiting the growth of disease-causing bacteria within the body.
If you have any questions
you can ask an expert
New!
Senior Manager
Joined: 15 Aug 2007
Posts: 288
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 102 [0], given: 0

Re: Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Jul 2008, 04:36
B
Manager
Joined: 03 Jun 2008
Posts: 136
Schools: ISB, Tuck, Michigan (Ross), Darden, MBS
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 43 [0], given: 0

Re: Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Jul 2008, 05:20
B looks good to me as well.
_________________

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

Intern
Joined: 10 Apr 2008
Posts: 36
Followers: 0

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

Re: Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Jul 2008, 05:32
Explanation.. ???

why did you eliminate C ??
Manager
Joined: 03 Jun 2008
Posts: 136
Schools: ISB, Tuck, Michigan (Ross), Darden, MBS
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 43 [1] , given: 0

Re: Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Jul 2008, 05:45
1
KUDOS
Anon wrote:
Explanation.. ???

why did you eliminate C ??

The original paragraph does not mention any direct link b/w Aspirin and WBC. Aspirin decreases fever which inhibits growth of WBC's.

Choice B seems to be more appropriate.
_________________

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

Senior Manager
Joined: 25 Nov 2006
Posts: 271
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 38 [2] , given: 0

Re: Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Jul 2008, 06:11
2
KUDOS
Anon wrote:
Explanation.. ???

why did you eliminate C ??

Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate fever associated with some illnesses, many doctors no longer routinely recommend its use for this purpose. A moderate fever stimulates the activity of the body’s disease-fighting white blood cells and also inhibits the growth of many strains of disease-causing bacteria.
If the statements above are true, which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by them?
(A) Aspirin, an effective painkiller, alleviates the pain and discomfort of many illnesses.
(B) Aspirin can prolong a patient’s illness by eliminating moderate fever helpful in fighting some diseases.
(C) Aspirin inhibits the growth of white blood cells, which are necessary for fighting some illnesses.
(D) The more white blood cells a patient’s body produces, the less severe the patient’s illness will be.
(E) The focus of modern medicine is on inhibiting the growth of disease-causing bacteria within the body.

Since you narrowed it down to between B and C, I am not going to look at the other options.

It is not C, because the option is way too extreme. No where in the passage does the author mention that Asprin completely prevents the formation of white blood cells. Also there is another piece of evidence that the author makes that a moderate fever stimulated the activity of disease fighting white blood cells, but can we infer that no white blood cells form when there is no fever?...nooo that's a wrong assumption.

Thus it is B.

Hope this explanation helped.
Intern
Joined: 10 Apr 2008
Posts: 36
Followers: 0

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

Re: Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Jul 2008, 08:41
thanks mate
Ashwin_Mohan +1
Intern
Joined: 18 Jun 2012
Posts: 39
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 15

Re: Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Jun 2012, 09:12
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Can someone plz explain, why D is incorrect. last 3 lines did talk about D , then why it cant be the answer ?
Manhattan GMAT Instructor
Joined: 05 Jun 2012
Posts: 73
Location: United States
Schools: UCSD (Rady) - Class of 2011
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V44
GPA: 3.7
WE: Education (Education)
Followers: 256

Kudos [?]: 153 [2] , given: 3

Re: Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 Jul 2012, 13:36
2
KUDOS
Expert's post
Let's say that under normal conditions, your body produces 100 white blood cells per day (no idea if this is true , but bear with me). Then you get a fever, and now you make 200 WBC's per day. Then you take some asprin, your fever goes away, and you go back to producing 100 WBC's per day.

Big question: Is asprin inhibiting WBC production? No, it's just returning WBC production to normal. Rembember, "not stimulating" is NOT equivalent to "inhibiting" - there's something in between: neither stimulating nor inhibiting (i.e. normal conditions). Besides, it's the fever doing the stimulating, not the asprin itself. (C) doesn't work for this reason.

(D) is a problem because there's nothing in the premises to indicate scale. In other words, the problem tells us only that WBC's fight disease, but maybe there is a threshold number of WBC's before they can become effective, or after which they become ineffective. Furthermore, the severity of the disease depends on the type of disease (about which we have no info) as well as the WBC count.
_________________

Ryan Jacobs | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | San Francisco

Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile

Manager
Joined: 17 Jul 2008
Posts: 244
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 354 [0], given: 29

Re: Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Dec 2012, 16:39
smartmanav wrote:
Can someone plz explain, why D is incorrect. last 3 lines did talk about D , then why it cant be the answer ?

I made this question wrong two times . But I understand finally

C is wrong because it is not inhibiting the growth of blood cells , it stops to produce even bigger numbers.

D is wrong because it says less severe the ilness will be but in the argument it mentions just a process . It never told that it eliminates severeness. Maybe it will be more severe but the body will heal more quickly.

The OA is B

It is understood from the question that doctors do not want to give patients asprin because it stops to to produce big numbers of blood cells and it says it inhibits many strains of bacteria . It can be said that taking aspirin can prolong the normal disease by eliminating to produce more the important cells.
_________________

Please give kudos if you enjoy the explanations that I have given. Thanks

Intern
Joined: 06 Dec 2012
Posts: 19
Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing, International Business
GMAT 1: 750 Q45 V49
GPA: 3.92
WE: Education (Non-Profit and Government)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

Re: Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 Dec 2012, 11:39
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Anon wrote:
Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate fever associated with some illnesses, many doctors no longer routinely recommend its use for this purpose. A moderate fever stimulates the activity of the body’s disease-fighting white blood cells and also inhibits the growth of many strains of disease-causing bacteria.
If the statements above are true, which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by them?
(A) Aspirin, an effective painkiller, alleviates the pain and discomfort of many illnesses.
(B) Aspirin can prolong a patient’s illness by eliminating moderate fever helpful in fighting some diseases.
(C) Aspirin inhibits the growth of white blood cells, which are necessary for fighting some illnesses.
(D) The more white blood cells a patient’s body produces, the less severe the patient’s illness will be.
(E) The focus of modern medicine is on inhibiting the growth of disease-causing bacteria within the body.

B. It says in the prompt that a fever stimulates the activity of white blood cells that kill disease causing bacteria. Thus aspirin, by stopping the fever, can prolong a patient's illness.
Senior Manager
Joined: 02 Mar 2012
Posts: 368
Schools: Schulich '16
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 67 [0], given: 4

Re: Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Jun 2013, 05:08
B it is...whenever going thru a conclusion question find a answer choice that summarizes the given argument as a whole.

If it is just crving a premise..it might not be the correct answer choice.

As per my exp with these types of question alwys co-relate the premise and then conclude.

like for this question in answer choice C -"Aspirin inhibits the growth of white blood cells, which are necessary for fighting some illnesses"
We already know this as stated in the argument .so this cant be the conclusion.

We however have to relate this premise with what the argument is trying to say..which B does clearly.
Manager
Status: Got Bling! Joined Phd Finance at IIML
Affiliations: IIMB, advantages.us, IIML
Joined: 03 Jul 2013
Posts: 96
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Economics
Schools: iim-bangalore - Class of 1994
GMAT 1: 750 Q59 V43
GPA: 3.12
WE: Research (Investment Banking)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 19 [0], given: 39

Re: Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Jul 2013, 00:06
Anon wrote:
Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate fever associated with some illnesses, many doctors no longer routinely recommend its use for this purpose. A moderate fever stimulates the activity of the body’s disease-fighting white blood cells and also inhibits the growth of many strains of disease-causing bacteria.
If the statements above are true, which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by them?
(A) Aspirin, an effective painkiller, alleviates the pain and discomfort of many illnesses.
(B) Aspirin can prolong a patient’s illness by eliminating moderate fever helpful in fighting some diseases.
(C) Aspirin inhibits the growth of white blood cells, which are necessary for fighting some illnesses.
(D) The more white blood cells a patient’s body produces, the less severe the patient’s illness will be.
(E) The focus of modern medicine is on inhibiting the growth of disease-causing bacteria within the body.

B makes it but so do C, and E while A and D restate the facts provided in the premise of the argument C is actually a better choice if you care to read all the options.
Re: Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate   [#permalink] 09 Jul 2013, 00:06
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
6 Has/Have/Had been - Difference 6 06 Mar 2017, 00:14
suggestion to moderators 0 13 Jan 2009, 00:22
None of my friends have been OR None of my friends has been 7 16 Mar 2008, 00:15
Moderators 2 30 Aug 2007, 14:10
Moderators - kindly help plz ! 11 28 Aug 2007, 10:33
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Although aspirin has been proven to eliminate moderate

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.