- Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:54 pm
Mini Passages are drills created for the purpose of testing certain concepts in the Bibles, but they are not themselves released LSAT passages.
Answer choice C, as Emily mentioned, doesn't work, because the position the passage as a whole is directed toward discrediting is summed up in the first sentence of the passage: "the dubious assumption that increased consumption of meat and meat by-products pose minimal health risks to the human body." In fact, the author of the passage acknowledges that it is "correct" when proponents "observe" that cholesterol intake doesn't directly correlate with LDL cholesterol concentration. If the proponents "correctly" observe that, our author isn't trying to discredit that statement.
Sometimes in a passage you'll find that a recommendation is implied rather than explicit. That is the case here. The argument is designed, without quite explicitly saying it, to warn the reader off of the bad type of "Paleo diets" (even though, as answer choice D says, the proponents' "correct" observation in lines 6-8 could be a possible objection to that implied recommendation). Is "put forth" a little stronger than I might have worded the implied recommendation? Maybe just a little. But there's support for reading the passage consistently with answer choice D (see also the warning at the end of the passage that "most diets fail..."), and there are very good reasons to reject the others.
It might not be as satisfying as you'd hope, but it's the best we've got here!