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FAB Research Webinar - Nutrition for ADHD and Neurodiverse Minds
Diet plays key role in ADHD symptoms in children
How does excess sugar affect the developing brain throughout childhood and adolescence?
Junk food and the brain: How modern diets lacking in micronutrients may contribute to angry rhetoric
Vegetarian diet quality influences mental health
Diet, exercise can improve teens' mental health
How highly processed foods harm memory in the aging brain (and the protective effect of Omega-3 DHA)
Review suggests vitamin K2 may help prevent Alzheimer’s
Sugar overload may be a recipe for long-term problems
What happened when I ate ultra-processed food for a month
Mouse studies find sugar-free energy drinks just as harmful
Including unhealthy foods may diminish positive effects of an otherwise healthy diet
15 June 2020 - Karolinska Institute - New findings explain how 'indigestion' medications can increase dementia risks
19 February 2020 - The Guardian - Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function
How junk food shapes the developing teenage brain
Poor diet may affect long-term spatial memory, study finds
13 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - An extra burger meal a day eats the brain away
5 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study: Bad diets making for bad memories
29 November 2018 - The Guardian - 'Diabolical' diets: four in 10 children consume sugary drinks daily
2 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - Studies show connection between diet, cognitive function
Foods combining fats and carbohydrates more rewarding than foods with just fats or carbs
12 June 2018 - MedicalXpress - Researchers find IQ scores dropping since the 1970s
12 February 2018 - The Guardian - It's not just in the genes: the foods that can help and harm your brain
Your Brain on Plants: Micronutrients and Mental Health
Food Fights: Are Vegan Diets Healthier for the Brain?
22 May 2017 - - How food can improve your mental health
17 May 2017 - World Health Organisation - New WHO study on health and well-being of Europe’s youth reveals that obesity continues to rise
27 January 2017 - The Conversation - Are you getting enough vitamin B1 to help fend off Alzheimer's?
24 Nov 2015 - FAB Research - Why Most People Fail to 'Get the Fats Right' - and How You can do Better!
17 June 2015 - LiveScience - Trans Fat May Impair Memory
01 Jun 2015 - Eye Nutrition Meeting in Barcelona - Beyond AREDS
24 February 2015 - Huffingtonpost - Diet May Be As Important To Mental Health As It Is To Physical Health
24 February 2015 - ScienceDaily - Patients with mental illness less likely to receive diet, exercise advice
18 Feb 2015 - The Conversation - Here’s what happens to your brain when you give up sugar for Lent
The Conversation - Fat and sugar-heavy diet harms your brain – and makes you keep on eating
26 December 2014 - Medical News Today - Fast-food consumption in children linked to poorer academic outcomes
01 December 2014 - MedicalXpress - Diabetes in midlife linked to significant cognitive decline 20 years later
17 November 2014 - Melrose - The link between diabetes and Alzheimer's
12 October 2014 - Epoch Times - Beyond Obesity: Western Diet Shown to Make People Unintelligent
15 Jan 2013 - BMJ - Science Souring on Sugar
11 Jan 2013 - Food Navigator - Western diet may cause brain impairment and neurodegenerative conditions, say researchers
30 Jan 2011 - Scientific American - Diets Low In Omega-3 Linked to Depressive Behavior In Mice
Diet Linked to Alzheimer's Risk
22 March 2009 - The Observer - Running on empty carbs
30 Jan 2008 - Associate Parliamentary Food and Health Forum Report on the links between diet, mental health and behaviour
10 April 2005 - The Observer - What not to feed your child