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# Many breakfast cereals are fortified with vitamin

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Many breakfast cereals are fortified with vitamin supplements. Some of these cereals provide 100 percent of the recommended daily requirement of vitamins. Nevertheless, a well-balanced breakfast, including a variety of foods, is a better source of those vitamins than are such fortified breakfast cereals alone.

Which of the following, if true, would most strongly support the position above?

(A) In many foods, the natural combination of vitamins with other nutrients makes those vitamins more usable by the body than are vitamins added in vitamin supplements.
(B) People who regularly eat cereals fortified with vitamin supplements sometimes neglect to eat the foods in which the vitamins occur naturally.
(C) Foods often must be fortified with vitamin supplements because naturally occurring vitamins are removed during processing.
(D) Unprocessed cereals are naturally high in several of the vitamins that are usually added to fortified breakfast cereals.
(E) Cereals containing vitamin supplements are no harder to digest than similar cereals without added vitamins.

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Originally posted by PUNEETSCHDV on 24 Aug 2012, 02:04.
Last edited by u1983 on 21 Nov 2018, 16:45, edited 1 time in total.
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24 Aug 2012, 03:50
PUNEETSCHDV wrote:
Many breakfast cereals are fortified with vitamin supplements. Some of these cereals provide 100 percent of the recommended daily requirement of vitamins. Nevertheless, a well-balanced breakfast, including a variety of foods, is a better source of those vitamins than are such fortified breakfast cereals alone.
Which of the following, if true, would most strongly support the position above?
(A) In many foods, the natural combination of vitamins with other nutrients makes those vitamins more usable by the body than are vitamins added in vitamin supplements.
(B) People who regularly eat cereals fortified with vitamin supplements sometimes neglect to eat the foods in which the vitamins occur naturally.
(C) Foods often must be fortified with vitamin supplements because naturally occurring vitamins are removed during processing.
(D) Unprocessed cereals are naturally high in several of the vitamins that are usually added to fortified breakfast cereals.
(E) Cereals containing vitamin supplements are no harder to digest than similar cereals without added vitamins.

here we need to support the statement that cereals alone are not beneficial
by point of elimination you can get right one out

in the options you can eliminate almost all other options as they are weakening and out of scope
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Re: Many breakfast cereals are fortified with vitamin  [#permalink]

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24 Aug 2012, 12:52
I have a slight issue with this question: I think it is not esoteric enough to be an actual GMAT question. I'm not saying that answer (A) is common knowledge; nonetheless it is bandied about enough on-line (nytimes.com, health sites) that many people, especially those who've done even a modicum of research on the topic, know. A real GMAT question, that covers nutrition would most likely work at a far more macro, dealing with polysaccharides and the like, that only experts know about.

Anyhow, back to the question: the argument casts doubt on the belief that fortified cereal vitamins are equivalent to those found in a well-balanced diet. (A) gives us a reason to support the argument: vitamins in a combination of foods is superior to the same amount of vitamins found in a fortified cereal.
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30 Jun 2016, 14:38
Hey,
Why C is wrong?

C. Foods often must be fortified with vitamin supplements because naturally occurring vitamins are removed during processing.
It means that vitamins supplements alone is not enough to provide the required vitamins, hence they are combined with food.

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Re: Many breakfast cereals are fortified with vitamin  [#permalink]

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16 Aug 2017, 07:49
KillDgmat wrote:
Hey,
Why C is wrong?

C. Foods often must be fortified with vitamin supplements because naturally occurring vitamins are removed during processing.
It means that vitamins supplements alone is not enough to provide the required vitamins, hence they are combined with food.

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Hey KillDgmat

My POE below

Premise : - Many breakfast cereals are fortified with vitamin supplements. Some of these cereals provide 100 percent of the recommended daily requirement of vitamins.

Conclusion : - Nevertheless, a well-balanced breakfast, including a variety of foods, is a better source of those vitamins than are such fortified breakfast cereals alone.

Prethinking : - Anything that suggests "well balanced diet"(WBD) is better than Fortified cereals(FC) alone - is my answer. In other words we need a statement that says WBD > FC

Which of the following, if true, would most strongly support the position above?
(A) In many foods, the natural combination of vitamins with other nutrients makes those vitamins more usable by the body than are vitamins added in vitamin supplements.
Correct Choice. This statement perfectly says why "WBD" is better than "FC(Supplements)"

(B) People who regularly eat cereals fortified with vitamin supplements sometimes neglect to eat the foods in which the vitamins occur naturally.
How does it matter if people neglect to eat naturally occurring food? This is no way telling me WBD > FC

(C) Foods often must be fortified with vitamin supplements because naturally occurring vitamins are removed during processing.
This option is talking about FC or rather describing it. But doesn't tell me if WBD > FC

(D) Unprocessed cereals are naturally high in several of the vitamins that are usually added to fortified breakfast cereals.
So what? This option doesn't answer WBD > FC . out

(E) Cereals containing vitamin supplements are no harder to digest than similar cereals without added vitamins.
Out of scope. The prompt or author is not bothered about the digestion of WBD and FC
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