Lack of caffeine at BYU attributed to student choice, not Word of Wisdom

A popular belief that caffeine is prohibited by the LDS Church’s Word of Wisdom may partly stem from the fact that caffeinated soft drinks are not sold on the BYU campus.

How a recent blog post on the Church’s website affects that belief is a popular question on campus.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posted a blog on Aug. 29 in the newsroom section of that read: “The Church does not prohibit the use of caffeine.” The statement was subsequently updated to read that “the Church revelation spelling out health practices (Doctrine and Covenants 89) does not mention the use of caffeine.”

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