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Food and Behaviour Research

Nutrition can play an important role in behaviour, learning and mood. Scientific evidence shows that diet is important not only for physical health, but also for optimal mental development and functioning.

The FAB website offers information on a wide range of conditions such as ADHD, autism, dyspraxia, anxiety, depression and many other physical and mental issues.

The site presents clear and reliable information on the latest research for 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 up to date information on the subject of nutrition and behavioural disorders.

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

Latest News and Events

10 October 2019 - BBC - Obesity: Ban snacking on public transport, top doctor says

  • 10 Oct 2019

Snacking should be banned on public transport and extra taxes placed on unhealthy foods to tackle child obesity, England's outgoing chief medical officer says.

9 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - Craving junk food after a sleepless night? Blame your nose, which sniffs out high fat, calorie-dense food

  • 09 Oct 2019

Study reveals why we crave more calorie-dense junk foods after a sleepless night.

9 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - Autism spectrum disorders linked with excess weight gain in children

  • 09 Oct 2019

A recent meta-analysis revealed that children with autism spectrum disorders had a 41.1% higher risk of developing obesity than other children. On average, 22 out of 100 children with autism were found to have obesity.

Why diet is the key to kids' mental health

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How does what children eat affect how they behave?

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