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There may be a threshold below which blood pressure

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There may be a threshold below which blood pressure reductions become (i) ________ given that a long-running study showed no decreased heart risk for
drops in blood pressure below a certain point.

A worthwhile
B indiscernible
C arduous
D significant
E superfluous

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The portion of the sentence that begins with “given that” provides a reason for a conclusion reached in the first part of the sentence. Since the study “showed no decreased heart risk for drops in blood pressure below a certain point,” that point may be a threshold below which reductions in blood pressure provide no benefit; that is, they may be “superfluous.”

Thus, the correct answer is superfluous (Choice E).
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Re: There may be a threshold below which blood pressure [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2019, 01:38
Why not indiscernible?
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