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# It has been known for years that people with high blood pressure...

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It has been known for years that people with high blood pressure should avoid foods high in salt, since a high salt intake can worsen high blood pressure. However, it is often erroneously assumed that those not suffering from high blood pressure would not benefit from restricting their sodium intake when in fact most people would benefit greatly.

Which one of the following statements, if true, would most strengthen the claim above?

A) Many people who eat a lot of salt do have high blood pressure.
B) Salt doesn't always contribute to high blood pressure.
C) A salty diet is even more likely to lead to high blood pressure when combined with smoking.
D) Even people who do not eat salty foods sometimes develop high blood pressure.
E) Salt has other harmful effects in addition to contributing to high blood pressure.

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26 Dec 2018, 11:25
It has been known for years that people with high blood pressure should avoid foods high in salt, since a high salt intake can worsen high blood pressure. However, it is often erroneously assumed that those not suffering from high blood pressure would not benefit from restricting their sodium intake when in fact most people would benefit greatly.

Which one of the following statements, if true, would most strengthen the claim above?

A) Many people who eat a lot of salt do have high blood pressure.( Strengthen)
B) Salt doesn't always contribute to high blood pressure.( But it may contribute)
C) A salty diet is even more likely to lead to high blood pressure when combined with smoking.( Smoking is out of discussion)
D) Even people who do not eat salty foods sometimes develop high blood pressure.(but risk of developing high blood pressure increases with increased salt intake)
E) Salt has other harmful effects in addition to contributing to high blood pressure.( Other effects are out of discussion)

Will go with option A.

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I like choice E. Salt has other harmful effects, as well as leads to higher blood pressure. Therefore, others would benefit restricting their salt intake.
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26 Dec 2018, 17:53
sonusaini1 wrote:
It has been known for years that people with high blood pressure should avoid foods high in salt, since a high salt intake can worsen high blood pressure. However, it is often erroneously assumed that those not suffering from high blood pressure would not benefit from restricting their sodium intake when in fact most people would benefit greatly.

Which one of the following statements, if true, would most strengthen the claim above?

A) Many people who eat a lot of salt do have high blood pressure.( Strengthen)
B) Salt doesn't always contribute to high blood pressure.( But it may contribute)
C) A salty diet is even more likely to lead to high blood pressure when combined with smoking.( Smoking is out of discussion)
D) Even people who do not eat salty foods sometimes develop high blood pressure.(but risk of developing high blood pressure increases with increased salt intake)
E) Salt has other harmful effects in addition to contributing to high blood pressure.( Other effects are out of discussion)

Will go with option A.

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27 Dec 2018, 02:26
CAMANISHPARMAR wrote:
It has been known for years that people with high blood pressure should avoid foods high in salt, since a high salt intake can worsen high blood pressure. However, it is often erroneously assumed that those not suffering from high blood pressure would not benefit from restricting their sodium intake when in fact most people would benefit greatly.

Which one of the following statements, if true, would most strengthen the claim above?

A) Many people who eat a lot of salt do have high blood pressure.
B) Salt doesn't always contribute to high blood pressure.
C) A salty diet is even more likely to lead to high blood pressure when combined with smoking.
D) Even people who do not eat salty foods sometimes develop high blood pressure.
E) Salt has other harmful effects in addition to contributing to high blood pressure.

In my opinion choice E.
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27 Dec 2018, 02:47
IMO E

Conclusion: it is often erroneously assumed that those not suffering from high blood pressure would not benefit from restricting their sodium intake when in fact most people would benefit greatly.

Stengthener: it would state that apart by not consuming salt they would be deriving some benefit
Prethink: salt consumption would lead to some kind of health loss to people

A) Many people who eat a lot of salt do have high blood pressure.--conclusion is about not eating salt people effects
B) Salt doesn't always contribute to high blood pressure.---irrelevant
C) A salty diet is even more likely to lead to high blood pressure when combined with smoking.--irrlevant
D) Even people who do not eat salty foods sometimes develop high blood pressure.--irrelevant
E) Salt has other harmful effects in addition to contributing to high blood pressure. --CORRECT

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27 Dec 2018, 04:41
I think E is the correct answer.

As argument is saying that eating less salt not only prevent high blood pressure but also have other benefits. So E is the correct one i think
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