Food and Behaviour Research
Start Date: 15 November 2014
End Date: 15 November 2014
Duration 3.5 hours
Venue The Renaissance Suite, Thistle Hotel, Brighton
Flyer - Brighton, 13 November 2014 (404.31 KB)
Food and Behaviour Research: Regional Programme
INAUGURAL REGIONAL SEMINAR
Feeding Better Behaviour, Learning and Mood: The Gut, Brain and Nutrition Connection - Brighton, Thursday 13 November 2014
Behaviour and learning difficulties are an ever-increasing problem in the UK and other developed countries. Conditions like ADHD, Dyslexia and Autism Spectrum Disorders have reached record levels, as have anxiety, depression and related disorders, across all ages. Milder forms of these disorders are also common, leaving families and health professionals struggling to cope.
The surge in conditions relating to mental health, wellbeing and performance is linked to rising rates of many physical health problems that are known to be diet-related: from obesity and diabetes, to allergies and other immune system conditions. New scientific research is showing how mental and physical disorders often occur together and how the highly complex links between our guts, brains and immune systems are heavily influenced by what we are eating.*
This seminar presented the latest scientific evidence on how diet influences learning, mood and behaviour, examined the potential for positive clinical and personal outcomes, and introduced practical, cost-effective strategies to prevent, manage and improve these disorders.
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