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# Flavonoids are a common component of almost all plants

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Flavonoids are a common component of almost all plants, but a specific variety of flavonoid in apples has been found to be an antioxidant. Antioxidants are known to be a factor in the prevention of heart disease.

Which one of the following can be properly inferred from the passage?

(A) A diet composed largely of fruits and vegetables will help to prevent heart disease.
(B) Flavonoids are essential to preventing heart disease.
(C) Eating at least one apple each day will prevent heart disease.
(D) At least one type of flavonoid helps to prevent heart disease.
(E) A diet deficient in antioxidants is a common cause of heart disease.

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25 Jul 2017, 07:00
Skywalker18 wrote:
Flavonoids are a common component of almost all plants, but a specific variety of flavonoid in apples has been found to be an antioxidant. Antioxidants are known to be a factor in the prevention of heart disease.

Which one of the following can be properly inferred from the passage?

(A) A diet composed largely of fruits and vegetables will help to prevent heart disease.
(B) Flavonoids are essential to preventing heart disease.
(C) Eating at least one apple each day will prevent heart disease.
(D) At least one type of flavonoid helps to prevent heart disease.
(E) A diet deficient in antioxidants is a common cause of heart disease.

I'm choosing between C and D (A, B, and E are irrelevant)

Seems like "eating at least one apple each day will prevent heart disease" is for 100% sure (but we can't be 100% sure on that) whereas "at least one type of flavonoid helps to prevent heart disease" which is less intense in wording and correct according to the question stem.

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10 Aug 2017, 01:35
Chiru404 wrote:
Why cant be answer choice 'E'

Hi Chiru404,

E is out of scope since we don't talk about common causes of heart diseases.

We talk only about antioxidants being a factor in the prevention of heart disease.

Prevention is not equal cause.

A-->B doesn't mean B-->A

Hope this will help.
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02 Sep 2017, 02:10
ElizabethRedsh

I marked the correct answer but was a bit doubtful for option E. Your reasoning helped. Thanks.
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02 Sep 2017, 08:32
ElizabethRedsh wrote:
Chiru404 wrote:
Why cant be answer choice 'E'

Hi Chiru404,

E is out of scope since we don't talk about common causes of heart diseases.

We talk only about antioxidants being a factor in the prevention of heart disease.

Prevention is not equal cause.

A-->B doesn't mean B-->A

Hope this will help.

Thanks ElizabethRedsh for the explanation!

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