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# In the past few years, there has been a significant decline in the pub

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In the past few years, there has been a significant decline in the public’s consumption of trans fat, a particularly unhealthy type of unsaturated fat. This decrease coincides with a public health campaign to encourage healthier eating habits. Therefore, the decline in consumption of trans fat must be due to the effects of the health campaign.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the conclusion reached above?

A. The food producers who used the most trans fat in their products recently switched to a different type of fat because it is cheaper.
B. On average, people today consume less trans fat than did people a few years ago.
C. Most trans fat consumed by the public is created by industry to give products a longer shelf life.
D. People who consume large amounts of trans fat have a higher risk of coronary heart disease.
E. The health campaign required food producers to list the amount of trans fat in each of their products.

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21 Mar 2017, 11:15
Weaken...
If we prove that the decrease in condumption of trans fat is not because of the health campaign but because of some other reason ...then we can prove our point.
E.g. if we prove that the shopkeepers themselves made the switch
Or
If assume that the production of trans fat has stopped because of some reason
Or
There is an alternative cheaper substitute available for trans fat and that led to the switch
Rtf.

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