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Nutrition In Adulthood
fish board
Did You Know?

Healthy diet and healthy brain are inseparable partners throughout adulthood. The mental and physical symptoms of nutrient deficiency are our bodies’ alarm bells.

When you think of all the meals you get through in seven days, eating fish at least three times a week isn’t such a big challenge. It’s a hat-trick your brain is depending on!

Related Reading

SHOPPED: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets -
Joanna Blythman

The Medicinal Chef: Eat Your Way to Better Health -
Dale Pinnock

The Ultimate Omega-3 Diet - Evelyn Tribole


Take A Look At Related News

Artificial sweeteners cut calories but may affect glucose control in obese: Study

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Typical vegan diet lacks key nutrients; supplements can help: Study
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Pregnancy & Infancy
pregnant woman

   Did You Know? 

The human brain grows to 85% of its adult size between conception
and the age of 3. Mum will be the main source of nutrition
or at least half that period.
That’s why it’s so important for mothers’ diets
to include the fatty acids that are the building blocks of brain tissue.

Related Reading

Detoxing Childhood - Sue Palmer

Dump The Junk - Mary Whitling

The School Food Revolution - Kevin Morgan

Take A Look At Some Evidence

Could DHA supplements during pregnancy boost attention in children?

The Lasting Legacy of Early Nutrition

 Artificial sweeteners linked to overweight babies



Nutrition can play an important role in the prevention and management of many kinds of difficulties in behaviour, learning and mood. These include:

  • Everyday difficulties in behaviour, learning or mood that can affect children and adults - at home, at school or in the workplace.
  • Developmental conditions - such as ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and autistic spectrum disorders.
  • Mental health conditions - such as anxiety, depression, bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder and schizophrenia.

Diet is important not only for physical health, but also for optimal mental development and functioning. Scientific evidence shows this, but clear and reliable information on this kind of research is not easily available to many people who are interested in its practical applications.

As well as our own published papers and factsheets, we regularly trawl through the scientific press to bring you the latest information on the subject of nutrition and behavioural disorders. In some cases, these resources will link to information held on other websites, and in others, they will offer information to download in pdf format. If the resource is a book, we will give you a link directly to Amazon for you to purchase it directly.

FAB Research also aims to promote, support and carry out further scientific research in this area.

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Essential Reading
front cover of book 'They are what you feed them'


Discover how dietary changes can improve behaviour, learning and mood, and learn how to make the necessary changes.

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