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# An increase in blood flow and a reduction in the resting heart rate lo

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An increase in blood flow and a reduction in the resting heart rate lower the occurrence of hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, a medical condition in which blood pressure is chronically elevated. Persistent hypertension is one of the risk factors for strokes and heart attacks. A regimen of regular walking can assist some people in greatly increasing their blood flow and significantly decreasing their resting heart rate.

Which of the following can be correctly inferred from the statements above?

A) Individuals who walk on a regular basis do not run any risk of developing hypertension.

B) Individuals who do not walk on a regular basis run a high risk of developing hypertension.

C) Walking is the most effective method for increasing blood flow and decreasing a resting heart rate.

D) A program of regular walking for some people can lower a risk factor for strokes.

E) Only regular walking is necessary to lower the risk of heart attacks.
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An increase in blood flow and a reduction in the resting heart rate lower the occurrence of hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, a medical condition in which blood pressure is chronically elevated. Persistent hypertension is one of the risk factors for strokes and heart attacks. A regimen of regular walking can assist some people in greatly increasing their blood flow and significantly decreasing their resting heart rate.

Which of the following can be correctly inferred from the statements above?

A) Individuals who walk on a regular basis do not run any risk of developing hypertension.
B) Individuals who do not walk on a regular basis run a high risk of developing hypertension.
C) Walking is the most effective method for increasing blood flow and decreasing a resting heart rate.
D) A program of regular walking for some people can lower a risk factor for strokes.
E) Only regular walking is necessary to lower the risk of heart attacks.

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The correct answer to this question is (D). This is an Inference question, requiring the test taker to choose the correct answer which must be true based on the information provided in the stimulus. Regarding choice A, the passage only infers that walking lowers the occurrence of hypertension, but does not state that walking eliminates the risk of hypertension. Choice B is incorrect because the passage only infers that one way to lower the occurrence of hypotension is walking; it does not infer that this is the only way to lower the risk of hypertension. Choice C is incorrect as the passage states that walking can assist some people in increasing blood flow and decreasing their resting heart rate, but it does not infer that this is the only way to achieve such results. Choice D is the correct answer. This statement properly identifies the inference that for some people, walking increases blood flow and decreases resting heart rates, which lowers the occurrence of hypertension, itself a risk factor for strokes. Choice E is incorrect as the passage infers that regular walking reduces a risk factor for heart attacks, but does not infer that this is the only way to lower such risks.
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Argument says:

Increase in Blood Flow + Decrease in Resting Heart Rate = Decrease Hyper BP

Persistent Hyper BP = Risk of Strokes + attack.

Walking Increases Blood Flow + Decreases Resting Heart Rate

A) Individuals who walk on a regular basis do not run any risk of developing hypertension. Aren't we too much sure? ANY Risk?? Too extreme. Hence, incorrect
B) Individuals who do not walk on a regular basis run a high risk of developing hypertension. Again too extreme. It may happen that there are other ways to prevent this than walking.
C) Walking is the most effective method for increasing blood flow and decreasing a resting heart rate. Nowhere we are given this. May be Gyming is the best way or dieting is the best way.
D) A program of regular walking for some people can lower a risk factor for strokes. Yes, atleast in some it could be helpful. Correct
E) Only regular walking is necessary to lower the risk of heart attacks. Same as B
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31 Mar 2018, 22:50
A) Individuals who walk on a regular basis do not run any risk of developing hypertension.= Incorrect we cant be sure that walking does mot run any risk of developing hypertension
B) Individuals who do not walk on a regular basis run a high risk of developing hypertension. - Incorrect as Extreme Answer choice
C) Walking is the most effective method for increasing blood flow and decreasing a resting heart rate. Incorrect- We must pay close attention to the word "Most" Nowhere in the stimulus it is mentioned or can be infer that walking is the most effective method for increasing blood flow
D) A program of regular walking for some people can lower a risk factor for strokes. CORRECT as for some people it can help in lowering risk factor for strokes
E) Only regular walking is necessary to lower the risk of heart attacks - Incorrect ...The word "only" makes this option incorrect
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28 Sep 2018, 08:29
An increase in blood flow and a reduction in the resting heart rate lower the occurrence of hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, a medical condition in which blood pressure is chronically elevated. Persistent hypertension is one of the risk factors for strokes and heart attacks. A regimen of regular walking can assist some people in greatly increasing their blood flow and significantly decreasing their resting heart rate.

Which of the following can be correctly inferred from the statements above?

A) Individuals who walk on a regular basis do not run any risk of developing hypertension.

B) Individuals who do not walk on a regular basis run a high risk of developing hypertension.

C) Walking is the most effective method for increasing blood flow and decreasing a resting heart rate.

D) A program of regular walking for some people can lower a risk factor for strokes.

E) Only regular walking is necessary to lower the risk of heart attacks.
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Veritas Prep Official Solution:

The correct answer to this question is (D). This is an Inference question, requiring the test taker to choose the correct answer which must be true based on the information provided in the stimulus.

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A. Individuals who walk on a regular basis do not run any risk of developing hypertension.

Regarding choice A, the passage only infers that walking lowers the occurrence of hypertension, but does not state that walking eliminates the risk of hypertension.
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B. Individuals who do not walk on a regular basis run a high risk of developing hypertension.

Choice B is incorrect because the passage only infers that one way to lower the occurrence of hypotension is walking; it does not infer that this is the only way to lower the risk of hypertension.
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C. Walking is the most effective method for increasing blood flow and decreasing a resting heart rate.

Choice C is incorrect as the passage states that walking can assist some people in increasing blood flow and decreasing their resting heart rate, but it does not infer that this is the only way to achieve such results.
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D. A program of regular walking for some people can lower a risk factor for strokes.

Choice D is the correct answer. This statement properly identifies the inference that for some people, walking increases blood flow and decreases resting heart rates, which lowers the occurrence of hypertension, itself a risk factor for strokes.
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C. Only regular walking is necessary to lower the risk of heart attacks.

Choice E is incorrect as the passage infers that regular walking reduces a risk factor for heart attacks, but does not infer that this is the only way to lower such risks.
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