Previous studies have indicated that eating chocolate increases the likelihood of getting heart disease. However, a new, more reliable study has indicated that eating chocolate does not increase the likelihood of getting heart disease. When the results of the new study become known, consumption of chocolate will undoubtedly increase.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the conclusion above is based?

  1. Most people who eat a great deal of chocolate will not get heart disease.
  2. Although they believe that eating chocolate increases the likelihood of getting heart disease, some people still eat as much chocolate as they want.
  3. People who have heard that eating chocolate increases the likelihood of getting heart disease do not believe it.
  4. There are people who currently eat as much chocolate as they want because they have not heard that eating chocolate increases the likelihood of getting heart disease.
  5. There are people who currently limit their consumption of chocolate only because they believe that eating chocolate increases the likelihood of getting heart disease.

Highlight to see answer: E

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