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What Science Says about the Word of Wisdom

Utah’s public health officials often credit the state’s good health to its predominant Mormon culture.

After all, devout Latter-day Saints’ adherence to their faith’s health code, called the Word of Wisdom, means many Utahns don’t smoke or drink alcohol.

Several studies show such allegiance pays off: Mormons in Utah don’t have cancer or heart disease as often.

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