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For years, Americans have been told to stay away from fat. Feeding the market of those anxiously watching their waistlines, food manufacturers have filled grocery store shelves with low-fat and fat-free foods. Now, however, some researchers are blaming the fat-free craze for the American crisis of obesity.

Foods without fat, they argue, leave us feeling unsatisfied and craving even more food. As a result, we end up eating a whole bag of low-fat potato chips when we would have only eaten half a bag of regular (fat-laden) potato chips.

Which of the following is the most logical conclusion that can be drawn from the passage?

A. Avoid a no-fat diet, but eat low-fat foods.
B. You will likely eat less if you eat foods with fat.
C. Potato chips of any sort are unhealthy.
D. The key to weight management is to avoid cravings.
E. Fat-free foods should be banned from stores.

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The question is concerned with the increase in obesity and is attributing it to the low-fat foods (here: chips).
The conclusion here should be related to the above relation drawn between low-fat foods and obesity.
A. Avoid a no-fat diet, but eat low-fat foods.-THIS IS COMPLETELY OPPOSITE
B. You will likely eat less if you eat foods with fat.RIGHT ANSWER, THE STATEMENTS ABOVE POINT TOWARDS THIS CONCLUSION
C. Potato chips of any sort are unhealthy.The author uses potato chips as an example and not the whole point of the question
D. The key to weight management is to avoid cravings.out of scope
E. Fat-free foods should be banned from stores. way too extensive an answer. In Gmat, we ought to avoid such extensive options
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For years, Americans have been told to stay away from fat. Feeding the market of those anxiously watching their waistlines, food manufacturers have filled grocery store shelves with low-fat and fat-free foods. Now, however, some researchers are blaming the fat-free craze for the American crisis of obesity. Foods without fat, they argue, leave us feeling unsatisfied and craving even more food. As a result, we end up eating a whole bag of low-fat potato chips when we would have only eaten half a bag of regular (fat-laden) potato chips.

Which of the following is the most logical conclusion that can be drawn from the passage?

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Premise: American grocery stores filled with low fat food.
Premise: researchers-fat free cause cravings so people eat more quantity of fat free food than the quantity they used to eat fat foods.
Conclusion? (could be something that fat-foods must be brought back so that people go for it and consume very less quantity.)

A. Avoid a no-fat diet, but eat low-fat foods.
INCORRECT. This might be true in real life but nothing about it can be drawn as conclusion.

B. You will likely eat less if you eat foods with fat.
CORRECT. The passage is all about cravings and the quantity people eat. This is the best conclusion we can draw.

C. Potato chips of any sort are unhealthy.
INCORRECT. Potato chips is used as an example and not as a main part of the passage.

D. The key to weight management is to avoid cravings.
INCORRECT. This conclusion can't be drawn. It can be true but not in the context on the passage because the passage focuses on the quantity that people eat in the name of cravings.

E. Fat-free foods should be banned from stores
INCORRECT. This is no relevance in the passage. Weird one!
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A. Avoid a no-fat diet, but eat low-fat foods.
this cant be the conclusion of the passage ---there is nothing mentioned about the
preference of one food over other--(incorrect)

B. You will likely eat less if you eat foods with fat.
--this can be true --Foods without fat leave us feeling unsatisfied so we end up eating more than eating food with fat
this is mentioned in the passage but this is not the conclusion of the overall passage (incorrect)

C. Potato chips of any sort are unhealthy.
this cant be the conclusion since passage as a whole is not concerned particularly about potato chips
the passage is concerned about the crisis of obesity (incorrect)

D. The key to weight management is to avoid cravings.
---it is mentioned in the passage that researchers are blaming the fat-free craze for the American crisis of obesity because Foods without fat, they argue, leave us feeling unsatisfied and craving even more food. As a result, we end up eating more , leading to obesity
hence we can conclude that The key to weight management is to avoid cravings (correct)

E. Fat-free foods should be banned from stores.
--passage is concerned about some researchers blaming fat-free food for the crisis of obesity and explaining why they blame fat-free food for this crisis
from passage we cant say anything about whether Fat-free foods should be banned from stores. (incorrect)
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Argument says that food manufacturers have leveraged the fact that many Americans are anxious about their waistline and filled stores with their fat-free/low-fat products. Now there’s another set of researchers who claim fat-free craze being responsible for obesity crisis in America. Their reasoning is that eating fat-free foods leaves people unsatisfied and crave for more food resulting them eating a whole bag of low-fat potato chips instead of half a bag of fat laden potato chips.

The possible conclusion that these researchers are likely to draw is that eating regular food less would help more that eating more fat-free foods to control obesity since they don’t make any other claim.

A. Avoid a no-fat diet, but eat low-fat foods. – WRONG. Half the statement is true and half not. So incorrect.
B. You will likely eat less if you eat foods with fat. – CORRECT. That’s exactly the point these researchers are making with their potato chips example. If people follow the statement, they can counter the obesity problem.
C. Potato chips of any sort are unhealthy. – WRONG. Nothing such sort of is discussed rather the researchers' finding is based upon potato chips only.
D. The key to weight management is to avoid cravings. – WRONG. There’s no such specific claim made by the researchers even though they might suggest that cravings leads to eating more food.
E. Fat-free foods should be banned from stores. – WRONG. Irrelevant. Out of scope.

Answer (B).
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The answer is (B)


B. You will likely eat less if you eat foods with fat.

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For years, Americans have been told to stay away from fat. Feeding the market of those anxiously watching their waistlines, food manufacturers have filled grocery store shelves with low-fat and fat-free foods. Now, however, some researchers are blaming the fat-free craze for the American crisis of obesity.

Foods without fat, they argue, leave us feeling unsatisfied and craving even more food. As a result, we end up eating a whole bag of low-fat potato chips when we would have only eaten half a bag of regular (fat-laden) potato chips.

Which of the following is the most logical conclusion that can be drawn from the passage?

A. Avoid a no-fat diet, but eat low-fat foods.
B. You will likely eat less if you eat foods with fat.
C. Potato chips of any sort are unhealthy.
D. The key to weight management is to avoid cravings.
E. Fat-free foods should be banned from stores.


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some researchers are blaming the fat-free craze for the crisis of obesity, because [premise] fat-free foods leave us unsatisfied and craving for more food; as a result, we end up consuming more food; [assumption] eating fat-free food leads to more food intake than eating fatty foods; [conclusion] so, we are likely to eat less if foods contain fat.

Answer (B)
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B is the answer. In the argument, it is said that eating fat free foods will leave you unsatisfied and craving more food. It is also stated that such cravings for more food from eating fat free food can lead a person to eat a bag of potato chips while if that same person had eaten potato chips containing fats, he or she would have eaten only half bag of potato chips. It can therefore be concluded that one is likely to eat more if they eat fat free foods compared with foods containing fats.

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Foods without fat, they argue, leave us feeling unsatisfied and craving even more food. As a result, we end up eating a whole bag of low-fat potato chips when we would have only eaten half a bag of regular (fat-laden) potato chips.

From above last sentence we can conclude that
You will likely eat less if you eat foods with fat
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I'm guessing B.

The main argument the researchers make is "Foods without fat... leave us feeling unsatisfied and craving even more food."

Therefore foods with fat will satisfy us and lessen our cravings.
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For years, Americans have been told to stay away from fat. Feeding the market of those anxiously watching their waistlines, food manufacturers have filled grocery store shelves with low-fat and fat-free foods. Now, however, some researchers are blaming the fat-free craze for the American crisis of obesity.

Foods without fat, they argue, leave us feeling unsatisfied and craving even more food. As a result, we end up eating a whole bag of low-fat potato chips when we would have only eaten half a bag of regular (fat-laden) potato chips.

Which of the following is the most logical conclusion that can be drawn from the passage?

A. Avoid a no-fat diet, but eat low-fat foods.
B. You will likely eat less if you eat foods with fat.
C. Potato chips of any sort are unhealthy.
D. The key to weight management is to avoid cravings.
E. Fat-free foods should be banned from stores.


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Correct Answer: B

The passage argues that foods with little or no fat leave people feeling unsatisfied, so they are likely to eat more than they would of foods that have a substantial fat content. Although the evidence suggests that eating a low-fat diet is better than a no-fat diet (choice a), choice b is a more logical conclusion, especially because the focus in the passage is how much we eat. The health value of potato chips, which are only used as an example, is not discussed, so choice c is incorrect. Choice d is incorrect because the passage suggests that weight control is a matter of what kind of foods people eat, not the suppression of cravings.
The passage does not state that fat-free foods should be banned from stores, so e is not a logical conclusion.
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