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A diet high in saturated fats increases a person’s risk of developing heart disease. Regular consumption of red wine reduces that risk. Per-capita consumption of saturated fats is currently about the same in France as in the United States, but there is less heart disease there than in the United States because consumption of red wine is higher in France. The difference in regular red-wine consumption has been narrowing, but no similar convergence in heart-disease rates has occurred. Which of the following, if true, most helps to account for the lack of convergence noted above?

A. Consumption of saturated fats is related more strongly to the growth of fatty deposits on artery walls, which reduce blood flow to the heart, than it is to heart disease directly.

B. Over the past 30 years, per-capita consumption of saturated fats has remained essentially unchanged in the United States but has increased somewhat in France.

C. Reports of the health benefits of red wine have led many people in the United States to drink red wine regularly.

D. Cigarette smoking, which can also contribute to heart disease, is only slightly more common in France than in the United States.

E. Regular consumption of red wine is declining dramatically among young adults in France, and heart disease typically does not manifest itself until middle age.

OA: I am not able to understand "and heart disease typically does not manifest itself until middle age." part in option E because though I agree that my first part in option E leads to an indication that due to declining of red wine consumption will lead to increase in the heart disease but what about second portion of option E

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The argument states that The difference in regular red-wine consumption has been narrowing,but doesn't specify in what way. I mean to say it doesn't state whether the consumption of red wine in France is decreasing or the consumption of red wine in US is increasing.

The answer choice E states the part of it.

The argument makes another statement that no similar convergence in heart -disease rates has occurred,even though the difference in regular red-wine consumption has been narrowing.

answer choice E states this part too,but assuming that most of the people in US are not in middle age means they are either too young or old and the heart disease is more evident at old age ..

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I will try. IMO E

Passage states that difference in regular red wine consumption has been narrowing, but no similar convergence in heart disease rates.

Now E states that difference in regular red wine consumption has been narrowing because the consumption is declining among young adults in france, therefore this is the reason why the red wine consumption gap is narrowing, while the rate of convergence is not decreasing because the heart disease does not manifest until middle age. So, till the time young adults in france do not reach their middle age, the heart disease among them will not increase and hence the decrease in the heart disease rate will not occur.

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So, till the time young adults in france do not reach their middle age, the heart disease among them will not increase and hence the decrease in the heart disease rate will not occur.
Didn't get the meaning of ur above line

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My Approach to the problem.
The difference in Red wine consumption has narrowed.
However, no similar convergence in heart disease is seen.
The reason should be E.as There is a decrease in red wine consumption and also,there is a delay in manifestation of heart disease.

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OA: I am not able to understand "and heart disease typically does not manifest itself until middle age." part in option E
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Regular consumption of red wine is declining dramatically among young adults in France, and heart disease typically does not manifest itself until middle age.
Option E says: Differences in consumption of redwine is decreasing because young people reduced redwine intake.But the effect of reduction will not be seen untill middle age, Hence heart disease convergence did not happen.

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sandy217 wrote:
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OA: I am not able to understand "and heart disease typically does not manifest itself until middle age." part in option E
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Regular consumption of red wine is declining dramatically among young adults in France, and heart disease typically does not manifest itself until middle age.
Option E says: Differences in consumption of redwine is decreasing because young people reduced redwine intake.But the effect of reduction will not be seen untill middle age, Hence heart disease convergence did not happen.
Hi Sandy,

If I have understood the problem correctly what you wanted to explain then please read my below explanation-

Decrease in consumption of Red Wine is inversely proportional to increase in the heart disease.. If I see the above option E then it says "if French people started taking less of Red Wine then automatically the heart disease should increase but since the reduction of wine intake doesn't cause any sympton of heart disease till middle age therefore, there occurs no convergence i.e increase in heart disease between French and American" and this is only what the last line of the CR question says.....

Please let me know if I have understood correctly

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aspirant2011... you have understood it correctly...


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Conclusion: Difference between the consumption of red wine is decreasing but no such decline is visible in the difference of heart disease cases.
Choice E best helps to account for the lack of convergence noted in the argument. E states that the decline in the difference of the consumption of Red wine is not because people from USA have started drinking more red wine, but it is because of the decline in the consumption of red wine in France. Now, the regular consumption of wine is declining among young adults of France which means that the young adults of France are more prone to heart diseases but it is also given that heart disease doesn’t manifest itself until middle age. This means that the lack of convergence is because the decrease in difference of consumption is among people who don’t show the signs of heart disease. Hence, E is the answer.

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