September 03, 2014

Berkeley Wellness

BerkeleyWellness.com, the leading online resource for evidence-based wellness information, is a collaboration between the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley and a national team of writers and editors. It features articles from the highly rated UC Berkeley Wellness Letter as well as original content and updates.

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  • Breakfast Cereal: Measure for Measure
    Wellness Tip

    Breakfast Cereal: Measure for Measure

    by Berkeley Wellness

    If you eat breakfast cereal and are watching your weight, beware of overeating varieties with smaller, more densely packed flakes or pieces. In a recent study from Penn State, people helped themselves to standard wheat flakes or the same flakes crushed to reduce the volume by 20, 40, or 60 percent.

  • Disposable Gloves
    Ask the Experts

    Disposable Gloves

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Q: How much protection do disposable gloves provide at the deli counter and elsewhere?A: It depends on many factors. People often take plastic gloves as a sign that the wearer is meticulous about cleanliness. But that isn’t necessarily so. Dirty gloves are like dirty hands—bacteria and viruses can thrive in either locale.If the

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