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# Celiac disease results from an inability of the digestive

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Celiac disease results from an inability of the digestive tract, specifically the small intestine, to absorb gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and certain other grains. The body's immune system attacks the gluten as if the protein were a harmful pathogen, often resulting in serious damage to the intestinal lining. People who suffer from celiac disease must eliminate gluten from their diets. Symptoms of the disease include abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia.

If the statements above are true, which of the following assertions can be made on the basis of them?
1) Anyone who suffers from celiac disease will experience anemia.
2) Eliminating gluten from one's diet will cure celiac disease.
3) People experiencing abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia have celiac disease.
4) Gluten is found only in grains.
5) The human body cannot always recognize harmless substances.

Originally posted by agdimple333 on 28 Jun 2011, 10:00.
Last edited by agdimple333 on 01 Jul 2011, 08:56, edited 1 time in total.
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28 Jun 2011, 10:35
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Celiac disease results from an inability of the digestive tract, specifically the small intestine, to absorb gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and certain other grains. The body's immune system attacks the gluten as if the protein were a harmful pathogen, often resulting in serious damage to the intestinal lining. People who suffer from celiac disease must eliminate gluten from their diets. Symptoms of the disease include abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia.

If the statements above are true, which of the following assertions can be made on the basis of them?
1) Anyone who suffers from celiac disease will experience anemia.
Nowhere it is written that all the mentioned symptoms must be seen in all the celiac patients.

2) Eliminating gluten from one's diet will cure celiac disease.
Celiac patients should eliminate gluten from their diet. Whether doing so CURES the disease is not known. It may just reduce the damage, that's all.

3) People experiencing abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia have celiac disease.
Reverse may not be true. Other disease may have the same symptoms.

4) Gluten is found only in grains.
Grain is of course one the sources of gluten, not necessarily the ONLY source. Exaggeration.

5) The human body cannot always recognize harmless substances.
"The body's immune system attacks the gluten AS IF the protein were a harmful pathogen" -- as if means that gluten is NOT harmful OR harmless. Body attacked it means body could not recognize it as harmless.
Correct.

Ans: "E"
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28 Jun 2011, 17:21
E for me as well.

Besides E, only D required some pondering.

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Celiac disease results from an inability of the digestive tract, specifically the small intestine, to absorb gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and certain other grains. The body's immune system attacks the gluten as if the protein were a harmful pathogen, often resulting in serious damage to the intestinal lining. People who suffer from celiac disease must eliminate gluten from their diets. Symptoms of the disease include abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia.

If the statements above are true, which of the following assertions can be made on the basis of them?
a)Anyone who suffers from celiac disease will experience anemia.
b)Eliminating gluten from one's diet will cure celiac disease.
c)People experiencing abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia have celiac disease.
d)Gluten is found only in grains.
e)The human body cannot always recognize harmless substances.

any explanation please? why E? i chose B :/
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19 Nov 2011, 13:50
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Celiac disease results from an inability of the digestive tract, specifically the small intestine, to absorb gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and certain other grains. The body's immune system attacks the gluten as if the protein were a harmful pathogen, often resulting in serious damage to the intestinal lining. People who suffer from celiac disease must eliminate gluten from their diets. Symptoms of the disease include abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia.

If the statements above are true, which of the following assertions can be made on the basis of them?
a)Anyone who suffers from celiac disease will experience anemia.
b)Eliminating gluten from one's diet will cure celiac disease.
c)People experiencing abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia have celiac disease.
d)Gluten is found only in grains.
e)The human body cannot always recognize harmless substances.

any explanation please? why E? i chose B :/

Well, this is a Must be True question. So you Must be able to match the correct answer to all the information as given in the stimuli above (which is all assumed to be true).

What you want to do is eliminate any "Could be true" answers, Exaggerated answers, or "New" information answers.

A) A is exaggerated: It takes the information given about symptoms to the extreme and applies it to all sufferers. So it's untrue.

B) This seems to be true, but is it? Is gluten the ONLY cause for Celiac Disease? Will eliminating it actually "Cure" the disease or just alleviate the symptoms. Is there any other cause of the disease? We can't answer these conclusively so B is wrong.

C) This is a reversal answer. Basically it reverses the symptoms of celiac the other way and is immediately wrong. You could have abdominal cramps, but does that mean you have Celiac disease. Many issues give similar symptoms.

D) Again, we know Gluten is found in grains. But is it found ONLY in grains. We don't know nor are we given this information. Wrong.

E) This is true. We are told that gluten is a harmless protein substance that people with Celiac disease cannot absorb and thus their immune system attacks it. Notice how there are no extremes in this answer. The body cannot always recognize harmless substances. Thus, this is true. Cannot always recognize (true - mostly it's ok: Non-Celiac disease sufferers/ but cannot always: Celiac disease). Harmless substance: Gluten.

So nothing in E violates the statements given in the stimulus. Hence E Must be True.
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19 Nov 2011, 23:20
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Celiac disease results from an inability of the digestive tract, specifically the small intestine, to absorb gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and certain other grains. The body's immune system attacks the gluten as if the protein were a harmful pathogen, often resulting in serious damage to the intestinal lining. People who suffer from celiac disease must eliminate gluten from their diets. Symptoms of the disease include abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia.

If the statements above are true, which of the following assertions can be made on the basis of them?
a)Anyone who suffers from celiac disease will experience anemia.
b)Eliminating gluten from one's diet will cure celiac disease.
c)People experiencing abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia have celiac disease.
d)Gluten is found only in grains.
e)The human body cannot always recognize harmless substances.

any explanation please? why E? i chose B :/

Nope, C is also wrong. If celiac disease, then symptoms including abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia. If A, then B. Not mean that If B, then A. C is reverse answer. Typical wrong answer.

Choice D is totally wrong and partly out of scope. Choice A is also wrong answer choice.

B cannot be answer. If human body has some organisms that has function to filter the gluten as the argument mentioned. Gluten is not the direct cause to disease. The CAUSE here is the "inability...."

Choice E. Here is clue of this choice "The body's immune system attacks the gluten as if the protein were a harmful pathogen"

NOTICE: With must be true question, you should find the clue that exist in the argument. The answer choice can be refer based on the logical flow or simply rephrase again the premises
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19 Nov 2011, 23:55
Thanks tuanquang269

for an amazing explanation
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20 Nov 2011, 07:54
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You're welcome :D
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20 Nov 2011, 14:25
Thanks alot tuanquang269 for your clear explanation...+1kudo
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20 Nov 2011, 14:26
and kotela I am sure its E. I got this question from MGMAT CAT
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20 Nov 2011, 18:23
ya ya ya nice explanation, thanks a lot :D
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24 Dec 2011, 04:48
E is the only one that makes sense. Others are either too extreme or out of scope.
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26 Dec 2011, 03:38
E
A ) No . A anemia is just one of the symptom.
B ) no such thing stated in the statement.
C ) They are symptom not sure shot reason .
D ) “only” is not stated
E ) POE .. it has to be E and yes it has been stated also
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agdimple333 wrote:
Celiac disease results from an inability of the digestive tract, specifically the small intestine, to absorb gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and certain other grains. The body's immune system attacks the gluten as if the protein were a harmful pathogen, often resulting in serious damage to the intestinal lining. People who suffer from celiac disease must eliminate gluten from their diets. Symptoms of the disease include abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia.

If the statements above are true, which of the following assertions can be made on the basis of them?
1) Anyone who suffers from celiac disease will experience anemia.
2) Eliminating gluten from one's diet will cure celiac disease.
3) People experiencing abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia have celiac disease.
4) Gluten is found only in grains.
5) The human body cannot always recognize harmless substances.

Only E sounds right. A is irrelevant. B,C,D cannot be inferred. Eliminating gluten will not cure celiac disease, only protect body from it. C is the classic reasoning. Symptoms of the disease include abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia does not mean ppl have those symptoms will have the disease. ( A--> B not B --> A). I eliminated D with the same reasoning.
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06 Jan 2017, 05:00
The text tells us that celiac disease results when the body mistakes gluten for a harmful pathogen, causing damage to the intestine. We are also told that gluten is a protein found in certain grains, and that people suffering from celiac disease must eliminate it from their diets. Finally, we are told that symptoms of the disease include cramps, bloating, and anemia. We need to find an answer choice that is inferable from these facts alone.

1) Anyone who suffers from celiac disease will experience anemia. - Out of scope
2) Eliminating gluten from one's diet will cure celiac disease. - Incorrect - it will not cure
3) People experiencing abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia have celiac disease. - Incorrect - those may the symptoms of some other disease as well
4) Gluten is found only in grains. - Incorrect - there may be other foods which contain gluten
5) The human body cannot always recognize harmless substances. - Correct - If the body mistakes gluten for a harmful pathogen, then it must be true that the body cannot always recognize harmless substances

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If the statements above are true, which of the following assertions can be made on the basis of them?
1) Anyone who suffers from celiac disease will experience anemia.
Not true
2) Eliminating gluten from one's diet will cure celiac disease.
Not True
3) People experiencing abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia have celiac disease.
Not True
4) Gluten is found only in grains.
Not true
5) The human body cannot always recognize harmless substances.
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15 Jan 2017, 13:55
1) Anyone who suffers from celiac disease will experience anemia. : Not true
2) Eliminating gluten from one's diet will cure celiac disease : May be or may not
3) People experiencing abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia have celiac disease. Not true
4) Gluten is found only in grains. Not true
5) The human body cannot always recognize harmless substances. ???
Can anyone explain Why E is right?
What type of Question is : If the statements above are true, which of the following assertions can be made on the basis of them?
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Celiac disease results from an inability of the digestive tract, specifically the small intestine, to absorb gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and certain other grains. The body's immune system attacks the gluten as if the protein were a harmful pathogen, often resulting in serious damage to the intestinal lining. People who suffer from celiac disease must eliminate gluten from their diets. Symptoms of the disease include abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia

In must be true a.k.a assertion questions, the answer is sometimes a paraphrase of the conclusion/premise.
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agdimple333 wrote:
Celiac disease results from an inability of the digestive tract, specifically the small intestine, to absorb gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and certain other grains. The body's immune system attacks the gluten as if the protein were a harmful pathogen, often resulting in serious damage to the intestinal lining. People who suffer from celiac disease must eliminate gluten from their diets. Symptoms of the disease include abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia.

If the statements above are true, which of the following assertions can be made on the basis of them?
1) Anyone who suffers from celiac disease will experience anemia.
2) Eliminating gluten from one's diet will cure celiac disease.
3) People experiencing abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia have celiac disease.
4) Gluten is found only in grains.
5) The human body cannot always recognize harmless substances.

I understand that A is little exaggerated but in the question stem "Symptoms of the disease include abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia" we have "and Anemia" which made me choose option A. If it had given or then i would have selected E as an answer.
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agdimple333 wrote:
Celiac disease results from an inability of the digestive tract, specifically the small intestine, to absorb gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and certain other grains. The body's immune system attacks the gluten as if the protein were a harmful pathogen, often resulting in serious damage to the intestinal lining. People who suffer from celiac disease must eliminate gluten from their diets. Symptoms of the disease include abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia.

If the statements above are true, which of the following assertions can be made on the basis of them?
1) Anyone who suffers from celiac disease will experience anemia.
2) Eliminating gluten from one's diet will cure celiac disease.
3) People experiencing abdominal cramps, bloating, and anemia have celiac disease.
4) Gluten is found only in grains.
5) The human body cannot always recognize harmless substances.

1) Only if gluten is consumed person with celiac disease will have anemia - So Incorrect
2) Eliminating gluten from one's diet will not cause cramps, but celiac disease shall remain - Incorrect
3) Consumption of a Harmful substance or substance to which one is allergic may also cause Cramps, Bloating etc - So Incorrect
4) Passage doesnt say "only" in grains - Incorrect
5) True, in case of celiac disease or even auto immune diseases, harmless substance cannot be recognized.
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