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When a person is under intense psychological stress, his or her cardio

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When a person is under intense psychological stress, his or her cardiovascular response is the same as it is during vigorous physical exercise. Psychological stress, then, must be beneficial for the heart as is vigorous physical exercise.

The argument above relies on which of the following assumptions?


(A) Exercise is an effective means of relieving psychological stress.

(B) The body’s short-term cardiovascular response to any activity indicates that activity’s long-term effect on the body.

(C) Cardiovascular response during an activity is an adequate measure of how beneficial the activity is for the heart.

(D) Psychological stress can have a positive effect on the body.

(E) Vigorous exercise is the most reliable method of maintaining a healthy heart.

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When a person is under intense psychological stress, his or her cardiovascular response is the same as it is during vigorous physical exercise. Psychological stress, then, must be beneficial for the heart as is vigorous physical exercise.

The argument above relies on which of the following assumptions?


(A) Exercise is an effective means of relieving psychological stress.

(B) The body’s short-term cardiovascular response to any activity indicates that activity’s long-term effect on the body.

(C) Cardiovascular response during an activity is an adequate measure of how beneficial the activity is for the heart.

(D) Psychological stress can have a positive effect on the body.

(E) Vigorous exercise is the most reliable method of maintaining a healthy heart.


Argument is assuming that cardiovascular response is a good indicator for a healthy heart and linking this to psychological stress. IMO C
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I think the answer should be "C". The conclusion is drawn from cardio vascular response.If we negate option C, the conclusion falls apart.
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When a person is under intense psychological stress, his or her cardiovascular response is the same as it is during vigorous physical exercise. Psychological stress, then, must be beneficial for the heart as is vigorous physical exercise.

The argument above relies on which of the following assumptions?


(A) Exercise is an effective means of relieving psychological stress. Exercise and psychological stress are not related to each other. Hence in correct assumption

(B) The body’s short-term cardiovascular response to any activity indicates that activity’s long-term effect on the body. . statement in discussion, nowhere discusses about long term and short term, hence out of scope.

(C) Cardiovascular response during an activity is an adequate measure of how beneficial the activity is for the heart. Statement assumes that Cardiovascular response during an activity is an adequate measure . Lets negate this statement "Cardiovascular response during an activity is not an adequate measure of how beneficial the activity is for the heart". this weakens the conclusion. Hence correct answer.

(D) Psychological stress can have a positive effect on the body. Its a conclusion, not assumption

(E) Vigorous exercise is the most reliable method of maintaining a healthy heart.. Use of strong word "most"
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I agree with C.
The argument states that psychological stress must be beneficial for the heart as is vigorous physical exercise. This is mentioned right after a discussion of cardiovascular response. It can be assumed that one's cardiovascular response during an activity is an adequate measure of how beneficial that activity is. C
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