Since the sweetness of sugared beverages makes athletes more likely to drink them, they can be helpful in avoiding de...

on December 21, 2020


Could someone explain this, please? Thanks in advance

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Shunhe on December 23, 2020

Hi @lklop,

Thanks for the question! So first let’s take a look at the stimulus. We’re told that sugared beverages’ sweetness makes athletes more likely to drink them, so they can help avoid dehydration. And small amounts of sugar are good for this too. But, we’re told, too much sugar will make dehydration worse.

Now we’re looking for something that must be false (since this is a “could be true except”). Take a look at (B), which tells us that problems caused by dehydration are invariably (in other words, always) exacerbated if substances that delay muscle fatigue are consumed. But we’re told that small amounts of sugar actually help with dehydration, which directly contradicts (B). So (B) must be false and is the correct answer.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.