Wellness Letter

The Wellness Letter, published by the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, provides practical, evidence-based coverage of the news about preventive medicine, self-care, nutrition, fitness, and mental well-being.


  • Aflatoxin in Peanuts?>
    Ask the Experts

    Aflatoxin in Peanuts

    by Wellness Letter

    Aflatoxin, a liver-damaging toxin produced by mold, can occur in peanuts as well as in other legumes, nuts, seeds, corn, wheat, other crops and some spices. Should peanut-lovers in the U.S. be concerned?

  • Too Much Sugar: A Real Downer?>
    Health News

    Too Much Sugar: A Real Downer

    by Wellness Letter

    Too much sugar may be bad for your mood, suggests a British study in Scientific Reports, which tracked the diets and health of 8,000 people, none of whom were being treated for mental illness at the start.