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Many studies have shown that users of anabolic steroids exhibit habitual aggression and commit violent crime at rates significantly higher than those seen in the general public; the studies have claimed the existence of a “steroid rage,” or “’roid rage,” caused by the anabolic steroids themselves. This claim is mistaken, though, since individuals who elect to use anabolic steroids tend to be innately more aggressive than the general public.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument above?


a. Anabolic steroids produce significant increases in the levels of the hormones that are principally associated with aggressive behavior.

b. Users of anabolic steroids must regularly “cycle off” the steroids; during these off-cycle times, their levels of aggression tend to decrease significantly.

c. Individuals who choose to use anabolic steroids tend to have unusually high ambition and sex drives.

d. Among people with identical histories of aggression, users of anabolic steroids do not exhibit significantly greater aggression than do non-users.

e. Among individuals convicted of violent offenses while on anabolic steroids, most are not convicted again, even if they continue to use anabolic steroids.
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D is my answer. Its suggests those naturally aggressive remain aggressive whether they use A steriods. That means Steroids are not a cause.

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mailnavin1. You nailed it down. The OA is D. Kudos for you.

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Thanks for the kudos. To post the q in the right forum was a suggestion so that you will have many more approaches, if available
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Hey kids, this is the firs RC question I clicked on gmatclub forum .... and right this CR :)

but D is right
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The answer is D, cause does not produce effect.
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D is my answer. Its suggests those naturally aggressive remain aggressive whether they use A steriods. That means Steroids are not a cause.

Suggestion, please post these CR q in the respective forum. Reason being, those people who are specific will not check the RC form for CR's. Posting it there will help you(will get more inputs and perspectives) and them. :-)


Can you please explain me the meaning of the following lines.."the studies have claimed the existence of a “steroid rage,” or “’roid rage,” caused by the anabolic steroids themselves. This claim is mistaken, though, since individuals who elect to use anabolic steroids tend to be innately more aggressive than the general public."

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D is my answer. Its suggests those naturally aggressive remain aggressive whether they use A steriods. That means Steroids are not a cause.

Suggestion, please post these CR q in the respective forum. Reason being, those people who are specific will not check the RC form for CR's. Posting it there will help you(will get more inputs and perspectives) and them. :-)


Can you please explain me the meaning of the following lines.."the studies have claimed the existence of a “steroid rage,” or “’roid rage,” caused by the anabolic steroids themselves. This claim is mistaken, though, since individuals who elect to use anabolic steroids tend to be innately more aggressive than the general public."

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The first sentence is stating that "steroid rage" or "roid rage" in anabolic steroids causes aggression. The second sentence argues that people who choose to take steroids are by default more aggressive .... (so stating something like .. steroid are not responsible for the agression .. )

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Many studies have shown that users of anabolic steroids exhibit habitual aggression and commit violent crime at rates significantly higher than those seen in the general public; the studies have claimed the existence of a “steroid rage,” or “’roid rage,” caused by the anabolic steroids themselves. This claim is mistaken, though, since individuals who elect to use anabolic steroids tend to be innately more aggressive than the general public.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument above?


a. Anabolic steroids produce significant increases in the levels of the hormones that are principally associated with aggressive behavior.

b. Users of anabolic steroids must regularly “cycle off” the steroids; during these off-cycle times, their levels of aggression tend to decrease significantly.

c. Individuals who choose to use anabolic steroids tend to have unusually high ambition and sex drives.

d. Among people with identical histories of aggression, users of anabolic steroids do not exhibit significantly greater aggression than do non-users.

e. Among individuals convicted of violent offenses while on anabolic steroids, most are not convicted again, even if they continue to use anabolic steroids.

Originally posted by rs47 on 24 Dec 2016, 07:25.
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Well, If someone taking steroids they must follow the proper way and appropriate guides to minimize the side effects. Steroids is not a long term medication. You must visit a professional when taking these.
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Option C looks to strengthen
A.B.E can be ruled out.D actually weakens the claim

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Premise : Many studies show that the people who use anabolic steroids commit violent crimes at a greater rate than the people who do not use it. That is, for example, people who use anabolic steroids commit crimes say 5 in 100 days as opposed to people who do not use steroids who commit crimes say 1 in 100 days.
This situation of the users of anabolic steroids is called steroid rage or roid rage and this is suggested by the studies.

So, what the above situation says is that if you use anabolic steroids , you tend to commit more violent crimes, or show more aggression.

Conclusion: The above situation is mistaken since, the people who show more aggression and who commit more crimes tend to use steroids and not the other way around.

Question Stem: Which of the following strengthens..

A: This says that if you use anabolic steroids you become aggressive since they elevate the hormone levels associated with aggressive behaviour. This is weakening. Wrong.

B: This says the aggressive behaviour decreases when the users of anabolic steroids stop the usage of anabolic steroids. This again weakens the argument. Wrong.

C: This is the trap answer and one may select this when in a time constraint. This actually says individuals who use steroids have aggressive behaviour and greater sex drive that is if you use steroids you tend to become aggressive. This is perhaps the restatement of the premise. This once again weakens the conclusion so this is wrong.


D: This answer option says that those who use steroids do not really or actually have greater aggression than others who do not use it. That is in terms of violent crimes both show equal rates ... since crimes are committed when accompanied with aggression. That is both show 5 in 100 and 5 in 100 as discussed in the first few lines of this post. So, this actually strengthen the conclusion. Lets hold this answer.

E: This answer says if a person is proved guilty of a crime when the person was actually using steroids, is not proven guilty of a crime again, even if the person continues to use steroids. This answer doesnt really compare with people who are not using steroids, and in clear words it says the crime rate doesnt differ or comes down even if one continues to use steroids. This is a weak strengthener with no comparisons with the normal people.. if there were any comparisons then this would go as the right answer.

So , D vs E.. D wins the game.
D is the right answer.
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Many studies have shown that users of anabolic steroids exhibit habitual aggression and commit violent crime at rates significantly higher than those seen in the general public; the studies have claimed the existence of a “steroid rage,” or “’roid rage,” caused by the anabolic steroids themselves. This claim is mistaken, though, since individuals who elect to use anabolic steroids tend to be innately more aggressive than the general public.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument above?


a. Anabolic steroids produce significant increases in the levels of the hormones that are principally associated with aggressive behavior.

b. Users of anabolic steroids must regularly “cycle off” the steroids; during these off-cycle times, their levels of aggression tend to decrease significantly.

c. Individuals who choose to use anabolic steroids tend to have unusually high ambition and sex drives.

d. Among people with identical histories of aggression, users of anabolic steroids do not exhibit significantly greater aggression than do non-users.

e. Among individuals convicted of violent offenses while on anabolic steroids, most are not convicted again, even if they continue to use anabolic steroids.



Hi,

I am confused between d and e. D says -users of anabolic steroids do not exhibit significantly greater aggression than do non-users- so there may be rise in agression but that be not significant.
e says the - most are not convicted again, even if they continue to use anabolic steroids- so this says Anabolic Steriod may not be the real cause.

So, I feel answer should be e

Please help me with his query.. I am struggling hard now with CR
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