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Even after numerous products made with artificial sweeteners

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Even after numerous products made with artificial sweeteners became available, sugar consumption per capita continued to rise. Now manufacturers are introducing fat-free versions of various foods that they claim have the taste and texture of the traditional high-fat versions. Even if the manufacturers’ claim is true, given that the availability of sugar-free foods did not reduce sugar consumption, it is unlikely that the availability of these fat-free foods will reduce fat consumption.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously undermines the argument?

A. Several kinds of fat substitute are available to manufacturers, each of which gives a noticeably different taste and texture to products that contain it.
B. The products made with artificial sweeteners did not taste like products made with sugar.
C. The foods brought out in sugar-free versions did not generally have reduced levels of fat, but many of the fat-free versions about to be introduced are low in sugar.
D. People who regularly consume products containing artificial sweeteners are more likely than others to consume fat-free foods.
E. Not all foods containing fat can be produced in fat-free versions.
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Re: Even after numerous products made with artificial sweeteners [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2018, 05:47
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Even after numerous products made with artificial sweeteners became available, sugar consumption per capita continued to rise. Now manufacturers are introducing fat-free versions of various foods that they claim have the taste and texture of the traditional high-fat versions. Even if the manufacturers’ claim is true, given that the availability of sugar-free foods did not reduce sugar consumption, it is unlikely that the availability of these fat-free foods will reduce fat consumption.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously undermines the argument?

A. Several kinds of fat substitute are available to manufacturers, each of which gives a noticeably different taste and texture to products that contain it.
B. The products made with artificial sweeteners did not taste like products made with sugar.
C. The foods brought out in sugar-free versions did not generally have reduced levels of fat, but many of the fat-free versions about to be introduced are low in sugar.
D. People who regularly consume products containing artificial sweeteners are more likely than others to consume fat-free foods.
E. Not all foods containing fat can be produced in fat-free versions.


Are you sure the ans is 'C' it seems 'B' should rather be the ans
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Re: Even after numerous products made with artificial sweeteners [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2018, 01:56
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Yes. You right. I flagged the wrong one.

B - if people find the new products sugar-free with a different taste, the consumption of fat could be reduced.

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Re: Even after numerous products made with artificial sweeteners [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2018, 03:58
What is the answer : B OR C
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B is the OA.

I have already edited the first post.

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Re: Even after numerous products made with artificial sweeteners [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2018, 04:47
Just to provide an explanation - The stimulus mentions about the taste and texture, making it the driving factor. Thus the and should be closely associated with it. If we look into B, it is doing just that.
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Re: Even after numerous products made with artificial sweeteners [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2018, 04:05
To answer the question we should find out some reasonable explanation why fat-free can actually reduce fat consumption. Since there is an analogy used as an evidence, we should find difference between artificial sugar and fat. The difference is stated in the choice B
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