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How is fasting related to spirituality?

In some religions and spiritualities, fasting is a way to cleanse and purify the body, and is considered an act of sacrifice. This practice is found in a variety of religions and spiritualities. In turn, this practice provides many health benefits for religious followers. Recent studies of Mormon groups that fast at least once a month have found that they have better cardiovascular health.

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