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# Flavonoids are a common component of almost all plants, but a specific

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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
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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.

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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30 Sep 2018, 21:21
D)

Since a specific variety of Flavonoids in apples are found to be an antioxidant and antioxidants are known to be a factor in prevention of heart disease.

Linking all the points above-At least one type of flavonoid helps to prevent heart disease.

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Updated on: 13 Apr 2019, 03:29
Option A :- Too strong..."will help"..
Option B :- Too strong.."are essential"..
Option C :- Too strong..."will prevent"...
Option D :- moderate and correct option..."helps to prevent"...
Option E :- too generalised..."..a common cause.."
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Originally posted by sayan640 on 13 Apr 2019, 03:28.
Last edited by sayan640 on 13 Apr 2019, 03:29, edited 1 time in total.
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