Food and Behaviour Research

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About FAB Research

Food and Behaviour Research (FAB Research), established in 2003, is a charitable organisation dedicated both to advancing scientific research into the links between nutrition and human behaviour and to making the findings from such research available to the widest possible audience. 

Vision Statement

FAB Research aspires to be a local and international leader of scientific research into how nutrition affects the human brain and mind, and an intellectual and strategic force for improving public education and professional practice in this domain.

Mission Statement

FAB Research is committed to improving current knowledge and awareness of the effects of nutrition and diet on human behaviour, learning and mood.

We will accomplish our mission by:

1. Supporting and promoting further world-class scientific research into nutritional influences on brain and behaviour, which often spans the current boundaries between many different academic and professional disciplines.

  • Investigating the links between diet, nutrition and brain function, not only in developmental, psychiatric or neurological disorders but also with respect to behaviour, learning and mood in the general population.
  • Developing novel assessment and diagnostic strategies, therapies, nutritional interventions, and computer-based tools.
  • Conducting our research in an ethical and fiscally responsible manner.
  • Recruiting, supporting and retaining a highly skilled, diverse, multi-disciplinary team of academic and professional members that remains at the cutting edge of research through ongoing communication, education, training and encouragement of creativity.

2. Providing accessible, evidence-based information to other researchers, the public, practitioners and policymakers on the importance of nutrition and diet to brain development and function.

  • Creating a productive forum for the exchange of scientific ideas and knowledge, and developing opportunities for advancing research through cooperation and collaboration.
  • Translating and communicating the best and most recent scientific evidence in order to provide a rational basis for practice and policy. - Making information available to local and global audiences via lectures, seminars, conferences, publications and the internet.
  • Providing education, training, service development and leadership in nutritional approaches to improving child development and mental health.
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News 16 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - Father's nicotine use can cause cognitive problems in children and grandchildren
Research Paper McCarthy et al 2018 - Nicotine exposure of male mice produces behavioral impairment in multiple generations of descendants
Research Paper Girchenko et al 2018 - Neonatal regulatory behavior problems are predicted by maternal early pregnancy overweight and obesity
News 10 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - Babies of overweight mothers may risk developing self-regulation problems
Link The Vitamin D Council
News 1 October 2018 - The Scientist - Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Autism in Children
News 30 August 2018 - BBC News - Government proposes energy drinks ban for children
News 14 August 2018 - MedicalXpress - Mixing energy drinks with alcohol could enhance the negative effects of binge drinking
News 28 July 2018 - Mad In America - Julia Rucklidge: Nutrition, Mental Health and TED
News 18 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - Beef jerky and other processed meats associated with manic episodes
News 14 May 2018 - MD Magazine - ADHD Symptoms Directly Relate to Binge and Restrictive Eating
Research Paper Galera et al 2018 - Prenatal diet and children's trajectories of hyperactivity-inattention and conduct problems from 3 to 8 years
News 1 May 2018 - Questioning Answers - Pregnancy diet and offspring "hyperactivity-inattention symptoms"?
Research Paper Kaisari et al 2018 - Associations Between Core Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Both Binge and Restrictive Eating
News 02 Mar 2018 - Medical Express - Omega fish oils don't improve children's reading skills or memory, study finds
News 1 March 2018 - The Conversation - Why nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment
Research Paper Velasco et al 2018 - Iodine as Essential Nutrient during the First 1000 Days of Life
Research Paper Montgomery et al 2018 - DHA for reading, working memory and behavior in UK children aged 7-9: A randomized controlled trial for replication (the DOLAB II study)
News 8 February 2018 - Psychiatric Times - Preventing ADHD in Pregnancy?
Research Paper Doom et al 2018 - Infant Iron Deficiency and Iron Supplementation Predict Adolescent Internalizing, Externalizing, and Social Problems
Research Paper Rangel-Huerta & Gil 2018 - Effect of omega-3 fatty acids on cognition: an updated systematic review of randomized clinical trials.
Research Paper Ji et al 2017 - A Prospective Birth Cohort Study on Maternal Cholesterol Levels and Offspring Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Research Paper Agostoni et al 2017 - The Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Developmental Psychopathology: A Systematic Review on Early Psychosis, Autism, and ADHD.
Research Paper Lee et al 2017 - Cost of high prevalence mental disorders: Findings from the 2007 Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing.
News 14 November 2017 - Nutraingredients - Omega fatty acid blend show promise in tackling ADHD
Link ADHD and other Behavioural Differences
Research Paper Derbyshire 2017 - Do Omega-3/6 Fatty Acids Have a Therapeutic Role in Children and Young People with ADHD?
News 23 August 2017 - ADDitude - New Evidence: Omega-3s Improve Attention, Hyperactivity, Cognitive Function
News 31 July 2017 - Nutraingredients - Meta-analysis supports potential of omega-3s for ADHD
Event 28 Jul-2 Aug 2017 - Bethesda USA - ISNPR 2017 (International Society for Nutrition in Psychiatry Research)
Research Paper Chang et al 2017 - Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Youths with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Research Paper Deardorff et al 2017 - Maternal Prepregnancy Weight and Children’s Behavioral and Emotional Outcomes
News 13 July 2017 - Science Daily - Maternal obesity during pregnancy may be linked to behavioral problems in boys
News 3 July 2017 - MedicalXpress - High-prevalence mental health disorders cost society billions
News 24 April 2017 - MedicalXpress - Autism Speaks issues special report
Research Paper J Butwicka et al 2017 - Celiac Disease Is Associated with Childhood Psychiatric Disorders: A Population-Based Study
News 13 February 2017 - The Guardian - Very premature babies at risk of mental health problems – research
Research Paper Mathewson et al 2017 - Mental Health of Extremely Low Birth Weight Survivors: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Research Paper Räikkönen et al 2017 - Maternal Licorice Consumption During Pregnancy and Pubertal, Cognitive, and Psychiatric Outcomes in Children
News 3 February 2017 - EurekAlert - A new study confirms: Pregnant women should avoid liquorice
Research Paper Rios-Hernandez et al 2017 - The Mediterranean Diet and ADHD in Children and Adolescents.
News 30 January 2017 - MedicalXpress - Could the 'Mediterranean' diet help prevent ADHD?
Research Paper Pelsser et al 2017 - Diet and ADHD, Reviewing the Evidence: A Systematic Review of Meta-Analyses of Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trials Evaluating the Efficacy of Diet Interventions on the Behavior of Children with ADHD.
News 18 January 2017 - NutraIngredients - Essential fatty acid deficiency higher in children with ADHD, Taiwan research reveals
Research Paper Rijlaarsdam et al 2017 - Prenatal unhealthy diet, insulin-like growth factor 2 gene (IGF2) methylation, and ADHD symptoms in youth with early-onset conduct problems.
Research Paper Edlow et al 2017 - Maternal obesity and neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders in offspring.
Research Paper Fluegge et al 2017 - Commentary: 'Unhealthy diet,' nutrient status, and ADHD symptoms: a confounding role for environmental nitrous oxide exposure - reflections on Rijlaarsdam et al. (2016).
Research Paper Tesei et al 2016 - The potential relevance of DHA and EPA to childhood neuropsychiatric disorders.
Research Paper Salehi et al 2016 - Omega-3 and Zinc supplementation as complementary therapies in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Event 06-07 December - London - Nutrition Society Winter Conference - Diet, Nutrition, and Mental Health and Wellbeing