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In America, cooking generally involves the use of veg oil

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In America, cooking generally involves the use of vegetable oil while the French prefer butter overwhelmingly. Since butter comprises saturated fat while vegetable oil is mostly unsaturated fat, the French should suffer more frequently from cardiovascular troubles. However, the average American is far more prone to suffer from cardiovascular troubles.

Which of the following is an assumption involved in the argument above?

A. Consumption of unsaturated fat at a high rate leads to cardiovascular troubles.

B. Regular consumption of even a small amount of saturated fat leads to cardiovascular troubles.

C. Consumption of saturated fat contributes more to the development of cardiovascular troubles than the consumption of unsaturated fat does.

D. Human beings must be focused on self preservation and, hence, should try to avoid cardiovascular trouble.

E. Development of troublesome cardiovascular conditions is inevitable after a certain age has been attained.

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conclusion of the argument : the average American is far more prone to suffer from cardiovascular troubles where as French have been consuming more oil which can get them heart issues

option C ; Consumption of saturated fat contributes less to the development of cardiovascular troubles than the consumption of unsaturated fat does.
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In America, cooking generally involves the use of vegetable oil while the French prefer butter overwhelmingly. Since butter comprises saturated fat while vegetable oil is mostly unsaturated fat, the French should suffer more frequently from cardiovascular troubles. However, the average American is far more prone to suffer from cardiovascular troubles.

Which of the following is an assumption involved in the argument above?

A. Consumption of unsaturated fat at a high rate leads to cardiovascular troubles.

B. Regular consumption of even a small amount of saturated fat leads to cardiovascular troubles.

C. Consumption of saturated fat contributes more to the development of cardiovascular troubles than the consumption of unsaturated fat does.

D. Human beings must be focused on self preservation and, hence, should try to avoid cardiovascular trouble.

E. Development of troublesome cardiovascular conditions is inevitable after a certain age has been attained.

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what is the role of the below line in the passage ?

"However, the average American is far more prone to suffer from cardiovascular troubles."
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conclusion of the argument : the average American is far more prone to suffer from cardiovascular troubles where as French have been consuming more oil which can get them heart issues

option C ; Consumption of saturated fat contributes less to the development of cardiovascular troubles than the consumption of unsaturated fat does.
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In America, cooking generally involves the use of vegetable oil while the French prefer butter overwhelmingly. Since butter comprises saturated fat while vegetable oil is mostly unsaturated fat, the French should suffer more frequently from cardiovascular troubles. However, the average American is far more prone to suffer from cardiovascular troubles.

Which of the following is an assumption involved in the argument above?

A. Consumption of unsaturated fat at a high rate leads to cardiovascular troubles.

B. Regular consumption of even a small amount of saturated fat leads to cardiovascular troubles.

C. Consumption of saturated fat contributes more to the development of cardiovascular troubles than the consumption of unsaturated fat does.

D. Human beings must be focused on self preservation and, hence, should try to avoid cardiovascular trouble.

E. Development of troublesome cardiovascular conditions is inevitable after a certain age has been attained.

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But the answer choice says "more" so how did you arrive at "less" in your analysis. The "more" part made me choose something else. Isn't the assumption that something else other than the expected is responsible for the increased rate of cardiovascular problem in Americans.
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Thakurdas wrote:
In America, cooking generally involves the use of vegetable oil while the French prefer butter overwhelmingly. Since butter comprises saturated fat while vegetable oil is mostly unsaturated fat, the French should suffer more frequently from cardiovascular troubles. However, the average American is far more prone to suffer from cardiovascular troubles.


Which of the following is an assumption involved in the argument above?


A. Consumption of unsaturated fat at a high rate leads to cardiovascular troubles.

Rate of consumption is not a valid assumption in our case. We don't know how much saturated fat the French consumes.

B. Regular consumption of even a small amount of saturated fat leads to cardiovascular troubles.

Irrelevant

C. Consumption of saturated fat contributes more to the development of cardiovascular troubles than the consumption of unsaturated fat does.


This is what author is assuming. Irrespective of the quantity and frequency of eating, author believes that saturated fats are more dangerous than unsaturated fats.

Remember, we have to choose best among the available choices.


D. Human beings must be focused on self preservation and, hence, should try to avoid cardiovascular trouble.

Out of scope

E. Development of troublesome cardiovascular conditions is inevitable after a certain age has been attained.

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