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# Consumer advocate: tropical oils are high in saturated fats,

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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 people'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 people'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 people'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.
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12 Apr 2004, 15:51
Think again, guys...
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12 Apr 2004, 16:08
It is definitely D. I chose D without looking at Paul's and kpadma's answer.
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12 Apr 2004, 18:21
aspire wrote:
Think again, guys...

Yes, the issue is about the type of oil used. Once says that by using one type with less fat will be healthier. The other one says that the oil type does not have any bearing on health level. Rather, it is about the meat consumed in the diet. Hence, the issue oil type and D is best. C was attractive at first glance since there was the word "meat" and it just was a perfect bait
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12 Apr 2004, 20:18
The OA is going to knock most of you out. Even I chose D.
But the OA is E.
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12 Apr 2004, 22:45

The argument is clearly *not* about which food source contributes the most to heart problem ( i'd say burger king ). They are presented to reinforce the points which the consumer advocate and nutrionist are making.

Cosumer advocate says : Hey lets start this *publicity campaign* to warn people ... and it will do them good.

Nutrionist says : Hey this is going to *counterproductive* since you obviously don't understand the primary sources of fat in the american diet.

So while one guy says its going to be beneficial the other guy says its going to be harmful. --So choice is (E).

Hope that helps
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13 Apr 2004, 05:35
nice explanation version2. Yes "publicity campaign" and "counterproductive" were the key words and you nailed them
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13 Apr 2004, 10:14
Version2 wrote:

The argument is clearly *not* about which food source contributes the most to heart problem ( i'd say burger king ). They are presented to reinforce the points which the consumer advocate and nutrionist are making.

Cosumer advocate says : Hey lets start this *publicity campaign* to warn people ... and it will do them good.

Nutrionist says : Hey this is going to *counterproductive* since you obviously don't understand the primary sources of fat in the american diet.

So while one guy says its going to be beneficial the other guy says its going to be harmful. --So choice is (E).

Hope that helps

Thanks version2.. your explanation is just great.
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