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LR Question...carbohydrates vs. fatty foods

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LR Question...carbohydrates vs. fatty foods
« on: December 28, 2005, 06:35:18 PM »
Since I'm not allowed to post LSAT questions here and I can't really paraphrase the question, would anyone be so kind as to look at Question 8 from section I (LR) of Preptest 29 (Oct '99) and explain it to me.

It's the one about how consuming simple carbs can lead to overproduction of insulin, which in turn can affect the body's storage of fat.

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Re: LR Question...carbohydrates vs. fatty foods
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2005, 08:36:01 PM »
Thanks so much for taking the time and effort to look the question up. Ok, my confusion was between answers D and E. When I took the preptest, I selected E. Here's why...

According to the nutritionist, for *MANY* (not all) people overconsumption of carbs can lead to overproduction of insulin, which in turn leads to extra fat being stored, i.e. makes you fat. Hence, can we not reasonably conclude that if you don't produce that extra amount of insulin, you won't store that extra fat that you would if you did produce that extra insulin? Thus, if you're not gaining any fat by eating tons of carbs (since you're not producing extra insulin), if you decide to cut back on carbs you won't lose any weight either since you're not gaining it in the first place.

The reason I didn't go with D is because I didn't feel that I had enough information to conclude that you should cut back on high carb foods instead of just cutting back on fatty foods. People who wish to avoid gaining body fat could also just cut back on fatty foods, no? Oh, and also, you could be one of those people who doesn't really gain weight by eating carbs, since the stimulus DID say "for many people, a high intake of simple carbs..."

I think there's something about answer choice E that I may be overlooking, and I have a few ideas but I'd like to see what you think before influencing your opinion.

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Re: LR Question...carbohydrates vs. fatty foods
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2005, 08:37:41 PM »
For fitness pundits, this question could have been prephrased very easily (not so simple to do on must be true questions).


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Re: LR Question...carbohydrates vs. fatty foods
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2005, 08:45:19 PM »
For fitness pundits, this question could have been prephrased very easily (not so simple to do on must be true questions).



I'm sure I could have decently paraphrased it but I felt that the nuance in the wording of the stimulus was pretty important in seeing the conflict between the two answers I narrowed it down to.

Re: LR Question...carbohydrates vs. fatty foods
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2005, 11:04:59 PM »
what exam is this (year, month). I want to look at it as well...
i don't have them numbered as all of you do.

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Re: LR Question...carbohydrates vs. fatty foods
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2005, 12:13:29 AM »
what exam is this (year, month). I want to look at it as well...
i don't have them numbered as all of you do.

Mentioned above...oct '99

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Re: LR Question...carbohydrates vs. fatty foods
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2005, 10:20:18 PM »
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Re: LR Question...carbohydrates vs. fatty foods
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2005, 11:32:45 PM »
Can anyone tell me why D and not E? please...

Re: LR Question...carbohydrates vs. fatty foods
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2006, 01:37:57 AM »
sorry panda, for taking so long... :)
i'll reply soon and tell you what i think :)

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Re: LR Question...carbohydrates vs. fatty foods
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2006, 10:25:12 AM »
Thx dixie, I'd like to know what your take on the question is