It is currently 20 Nov 2017, 14:44

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

Consumer advocate: Tropical oils are high in saturated fats,

Author Message
Director
Joined: 20 Apr 2005
Posts: 584

Kudos [?]: 288 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

10 May 2005, 15:50
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

14. Consumer advocate: Tropical oils are high in saturated fats, which increase the risk of heart disease. Fortunately, in most prepared food tropical oils can be replaced by healthier alternatives without noticeably affecting taste. Therefore, intensive publicity about the disadvantage of tropical oils will be likely to result in dietary changes that will diminish many peopleâ€™s risk of developing heart disease.

Nutritionist: The major sources of saturated fat in the average North American diet are meat, poultry, and dairy products, not tropical oils. Thus, focusing attention on the health hazards of tropical oils would be counterproductive, because it would encourage people to believe that more substantial dietary changes are unnecessary.

Which one of the following is a point at issue between the nutritionist and the consumer advocate?

(A) Whether a diet that regularly includes large quantities of tropical oil can increase the risk of heart disease.
(B) Whether intensive publicity campaigns can be effective as means of changing peopleâ€™s eating habits.
(C) Whether more people in North American would benefit from reducing the amount of meat they consume than would benefit from eliminating tropical oils from their diets.
(D) Whether some peopleâ€™s diets could be made significantly healthier if they replaced all tropical oils with vegetable oils that are significantly lower in saturated fat.
(E) Whether conducting a publicity campaign that by focusing on the health hazards of tropical oils persuades people to replace such oils with healthier alternatives is a good public-health strategy.

Kudos [?]: 288 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 15 Mar 2005
Posts: 418

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

Location: Phoenix

Show Tags

10 May 2005, 17:07
Looks a fairly straightforward C.

That's because Consumer advocate wants dietry changes by eliminating tropical oils, while nutritionist wants dietry changes in other major sources of saturated fat, namely meat, poultry and dairy products.
_________________

Who says elephants can't dance?

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

Director
Joined: 05 Jan 2005
Posts: 555

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

11 May 2005, 03:13
(D) is my choice.
The Nutritionist claims that tropical oil is not the main source of saturated fat, but other kinds of food, so, replacing oil in dishes will not necessairly mean a healthier (saturated-fat-free diet) for everyone. In truth, while people may replace the oil they use, they may still consume a lot of meat and dairy products. (E) comes close also.

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 12 Jul 2003
Posts: 198

Kudos [?]: 88 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

14 May 2005, 05:50
I think it is E.

the issue here is not to tell people to switch from tropical oils to others, but whether the publicity campaign will help people switch the oil they use.

Best.

Kudos [?]: 88 [0], given: 0

Director
Joined: 01 Feb 2003
Posts: 838

Kudos [?]: 130 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

14 May 2005, 08:44
doloris wrote:
I think it is E.

the issue here is not to tell people to switch from tropical oils to others, but whether the publicity campaign will help people switch the oil they use.

Best.

E it is..

C - incorrect as the "number of people" is not the issue here
D - incorrect as "vegetable oil" is just one of the examples of healthier alternatives (?) - and we are trying to evaluate between oil and meat!

Kudos [?]: 130 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 21 Jun 2004
Posts: 235

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

Show Tags

14 May 2005, 08:53
E looks good...kinda tricky question, and E is slightly subtle as well

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

Director
Joined: 20 Apr 2005
Posts: 584

Kudos [?]: 288 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

14 May 2005, 14:39
The OA is E.

Kudos [?]: 288 [0], given: 0

Display posts from previous: Sort by

Consumer advocate: Tropical oils are high in saturated fats,

Moderators: GMATNinjaTwo, GMATNinja

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne 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®.