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?

  • Why U.S. Life Expectancy Is Declining?>
    Health News

    Why U.S. Life Expectancy Is Declining

    by Wellness Letter

    Average life expectancy in the U.S. fell slightly in 2015 and 2016, after plateauing for several years, in contrast to most other developed countries, where it has continued to gradually rise. An editorial offers some explanations.