Things we eat and drink are constantly being challenged or championed. Certain food items are bad for our health, then good. Lately I watched as stories were pushed touting first coffee then moderate consumption of alcohol as contributing to a long life.
As someone who has drank his fair share of each, I was first heartened to read these stories, but skeptical nevertheless. Therefore I asked that world renowned expert, Dr Google, if Mormons have a longer life expectancy than Americans as a whole. They do, and by roughly 10 years.
Mormons famously drink neither alcohol nor coffee. If the recent reports are true, they would add another 5 or 6 years to their lives if they did. I'm sure they won't and that if they did it wouldn't help.