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The Level of Blood Sugar for Many Patients Suffering from Disease Q is Slightly Higher than the Level of Blood Sugar in the General Population. - Logical Reasoning

MCQ

The level of blood sugar for many patients suffering from disease Q is slightly higher than the level of blood sugar in the general population. Nonetheless, most medical professionals believe that slightly increasing blood sugar levels is a successful means by which to treat disease Q. This apparently contradictory argument can best be resolved by which one of the following statements?

Options

  • Blood sugar levels for patients who have been cured of disease Q are virtually identical to the level of blood sugar found in the general population

  • Many of the symptoms associated with severe cases of disease Q have been recognized in laboratory animals with experimentally induced high blood pressure, but none of the animals developed disease Q

  • The movement from inactive to advanced states of disease Q often occurs because the virus that causes Q flourishes during periods when blood sugar levels are slightly low

  • The blood sugar level in patients with disease Q fluctuates abnormally in response to changes in blood chemistry

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Solution

The movement from inactive to advanced states of disease Q often occurs because the virus that causes Q flourishes during periods when blood sugar levels are slightly low

Explanation:

The apparent contradiction in the argument is that patients suffering from disease Q report a slightly high level of blood sugar. But this abnormal condition of high blood sugar is considered a means to treat the very same disease of which it is a  symptom. This contradiction is best explained in 'The blood sugar level in patients with disease Q fluctuates abnormally in response to changes in blood chemistry'.

Concept: Critical Reasoning (Entrance Exam)
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