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These days, drug companies and health professionals alike are focusing their attention on cholesterol in the blood. The more cholesterol we have in our blood, the higher the risk that we shall die of a heart attack. The issue is pertinent since heart disease kills more North Americans every year than any other single cause. At least three factors - smoking, drinking and exercise - can each influence levels of cholesterol in the blood.

Which one of the following can be properly concluded from the passage?

A) If a person has low blood cholesterol, then that person's risk of fatal heart disease is low.
B) Smoking in moderation can entail as great a risk of fatal heart disease as does heavy smoking
C) A high-cholesterol diet is the principal cause of death in North America
D) The only way that smoking increases one's risk of fatal heart disease is by influencing the levels of cholesterol in the blood
E) The risk of fatal disease can be altered by certain changes in lifestyle

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Originally posted by dimitri92 on 21 May 2010, 00:14.
Last edited by broall on 05 Jun 2017, 17:54, edited 2 times in total.
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New post 21 May 2010, 01:47
Just trying to attempt... I might b wrong.. but im learning..

B : Incorrect as no comparison of smoking in Stimulus.
C : Incorrect as not Principle cause
D : Incorrect as it says Only way

Doubt btw A or E.

When i started this problem i was going with A but in couple of mins i came down to E..

So i think its E..
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New post 21 May 2010, 01:59
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Just trying to attempt... I might b wrong.. but im learning..

B : Incorrect as no comparison of smoking in Stimulus.
C : Incorrect as not Principle cause
D : Incorrect as it says Only way

Doubt btw A or E.

When i started this problem i was going with A but in couple of mins i came down to E..

So i think its E..


I am curious how you eliminated A ...can you please explain ?
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Just trying to attempt... I might b wrong.. but im learning..

B : Incorrect as no comparison of smoking in Stimulus.
C : Incorrect as not Principle cause
D : Incorrect as it says Only way

Doubt btw A or E.

When i started this problem i was going with A but in couple of mins i came down to E..

So i think its E..


I am curious how you eliminated A ...can you please explain ?


Yes now i think the ans is A..
As in E i misread Fatal Disease with Fatal Heart Disease..

If E also would have Fatal Heart Disease mentioned then i would have gone with E as E would be better than A..
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New post 22 May 2010, 02:44
I was thinking E, since everything else is so far off.
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New post 22 May 2010, 03:02
Good question. IMO A and D.

This is the close contender, but it also fails the Mistaken Negation test. We dont have any other option as good as D. It also connects the cholestrol levels and fatal heart disease. So, I will go with D.

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These days, drug companies and health professionals alike are focusing their attention on cholesterol in the blood. The more cholesterol we have in our blood, the higher the risk that we shall die of a heart attack. The issue is pertinent since heart disease kills more North Americans every year than any other single cause. At least three factors - smoking, drinking and exercise- can each influence levels of cholesterol in the blood.


Which one of the following can be properly concluded from the passage?

a) If a person has low blood cholesterol, then that person's risk of fatal heart disease is low.
Incorrect.

b) Smoking in moderation can entail as great a risk of fatal heart disease as does heavy smoking
We are not given the required level of such habits to influence the cases. Incorrect.
c)a high-cholesterol diet is the principal cause of death in North America
No mention of DIET. Incorrect.

d) The only way that smoking increases one's risk of fatal heart disease is by influencing the levels of cholesterol in the blood
This is extreme case. In addition, passage is having this as one of the ATLEAST causes. Close Contender.

e) the risk of fatal disease can be altered by certain changes in lifestyle
Stimulus is on FATAL HEART DISEASE. fatal disease is too generalized. Moreover, no relationship is given above b/w lifestyle changes and fatal disease. Incorrect


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E

1. there might other reason exists for a person to have higher risk---eleminated
2. just says smoking can influence ..no comment on how---eliminated
3. No points that high-cholesterol food causes high cholesterol in blood--eliminated
4. No information on smoking--eliminated
5. this is the nearest hence I have chosen this
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I would go for (A) because all other options are extreme in relation to the argument.

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New post 26 May 2010, 11:40
(A) can't be properly concluded from the passage. We don't know what are the other risk factors besides cholesterol in the blood. To be a good option, A should read as: If a person has low blood cholesterol, then that person's risk of fatal heart disease is LOWER (in comparison whith a person with high blood cholesterol). Because the stem says: the MORE cholesterol we have in our blood, the HIGHER the risk...
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New post 15 Jun 2010, 17:43
IMO A
Why are we concerned with other reasons since we need to conclude from the info. cited in the argument??
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Answer should be E.

A) If a person has low blood cholesterol, then that person's risk of fatal heart disease is low.

The argument states that high cholesterol may increase the risk of fatal heart disease, but it does not say that if one's cholesterol is low then this risk is low. In fact, consider the case in which a person has low cholesterol, but has genetic predisposition towards heart diseases; he will still face a high risk of heart fatal disease. This case clearly contradicts A...thus A is out.

E) The risk of fatal disease can be altered by certain changes in lifestyle.

Correct. In mathematical terms: variable "cholesterol" influences the variable "risk of heart disease". Can "heart disease" be a fatal disease? Yes, since the argument says that many people are killed by this disease every year.
So cholesterol affects the risk of fatal disease.
Last, does lifestyle affect cholesterol? Yes, for example in terms of smoking, drinking, and exercise habits. Lifestyle affects the risk of fatal disease.
Thus E is correct.
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New post 15 Jun 2010, 23:44
will go with E
"can be" is the pick of the word for me.
And A is a clear mistaken negation.
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New post 16 Jun 2010, 02:00
IMO E

Must be true type question. A is a strong statement which has disclaimers attached to it.
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New post 16 Jun 2010, 06:57
big confusion ,....... A or D .....

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E

1. there might other reason exists for a person to have higher risk---eleminated
2. just says smoking can influence ..no comment on how---eliminated
3. No points that high-cholesterol food causes high cholesterol in blood--eliminated
4. No information on smoking--eliminated
5. this is the nearest hence I have chosen this



what's the OA?



What's taking it soo long to post OA.
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Damn accurate 8-) . You guys are topguns.

vijayvenky wrote:
will go with E
"can be" is the pick of the word for me.
And A is a clear mistaken negation.


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A) If a person has low blood cholesterol, then that person's risk of fatal heart disease is low.

The argument states that high cholesterol may increase the risk of fatal heart disease, but it does not say that if one's cholesterol is low then this risk is low. In fact, consider the case in which a person has low cholesterol, but has genetic predisposition towards heart diseases; he will still face a high risk of heart fatal disease. This case clearly contradicts A...thus A is out.
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Cool !!! I was right :)

I was waiting for OA desperately
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I was doubt between A and E... eventualy I've choosen E because A says that "If a person has low blood cholesterol, then that person's risk of fatal heart disease is low" but there are other factors that could increase the risk of heart attack, that's why the risk maybe is lower but certainly not low.
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a) If a person has low blood cholesterol, then that person's risk of fatal heart disease is low. It cannot be assumed that the reverse condition will be true.
b) Smoking in moderation can entail as great a risk of fatal heart disease as does heavy smoking.the text doesn't talk about type of smoking
c)a high-cholesterol diet is the principal cause of death in North America."Principal cause" is too generelized
d) The only way that smoking increases one's risk of fatal heart disease is by influencing the levels of cholesterol in the blood.Smoking can have other effects too.
e) the risk of fatal disease can be altered by certain changes in lifestyle.This should be correct as the passage is suggesting this.


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These days, drug companies and health professionals alike are focusing their attention on cholesterol in the blood. The more cholesterol we have in our blood, the higher the risk that we shall die of a heart attack. The issue is pertinent since heart disease kills more North Americans every year than any other single cause. At least three factors - smoking, drinking and exercise- can each influence levels of cholesterol in the blood.


Which one of the following can be properly concluded from the passage?

a) If a person has low blood cholesterol, then that person's risk of fatal heart disease is low - Subject under discussion is 'People with High Ch.' hence Irrelevant.
b) Smoking in moderation can entail as great a risk of fatal heart disease as does heavy smoking - Breaking of category hence wrong.
c) a high-cholesterol diet is the principal cause of death in North America - Extreme language
d) The only way that smoking increases one's risk of fatal heart disease is by influencing the levels of cholesterol in the blood - Ways How smoking influences Ch. level is not the discussion point. Also, extreme language.
e) the risk of fatal disease can be altered by certain changes in lifestyle - Correct.

Correct If I am wrong in my reasoning... :wink:
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