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Food for thought: nutrition as a treatment for mental health conditions

Date: 23/06/2022

Our diet can have a huge impact on our mental wellbeing, but what potential does nutritional therapy hold for the treatment of mental health conditions?

We don’t know whether most medical treatments work, and we know even less about whether they cause harm – new study

Date: 17/06/2022

Only one in 20 medical treatments have high-quality evidence to support their benefits, according to a recent study.

FAB Research Webinar - Nutrition for ADHD and Neurodiverse Minds

Date: 09/06/2022

"Feeding better mood, behaviour, learning and sleep in ADHD and related conditions". Expert presentations and Live Q & A with Dr Rachel Gow and Dr Alex Richardson. PLEASE NOTE - This event was RECORDED - and will very soon be available (with handouts) to attendees, FAB Associates and others interested - see below for details.

ADHD: why it can make it harder to keep eating habits in check – and what you can do about it

Date: 07/06/2022

Many people with ADHD may not be aware of just how much the condition can influence their eating habits. And if left unchecked, these poor eating habits could eventually affect their mental and physical health.

Type 2 Diabetes Accelerates Brain Ageing and Cognitive Decline

Date: 24/05/2022

Brain ageing is accelerated by up to 26% in those with progressive type 2 diabetes.

Study finds Mediterranean diet improves depression symptoms in young men

Date: 09/05/2022

Medical doctors and psychologists should consider referring depressed young men to a nutritionist or dietitian as an important component of treating clinical depression, according to a new study

Gastrointestinal issues linked with anxiety, social withdrawal for kids with autism

Date: 26/04/2022

A new study has found a "bi-directional" relationship between gastrointestinal issues and internalized symptoms in children and adolescents with autism—meaning the symptoms seem to be impacting each other simultaneously.

Diet can support the prevention and treatment of mental health disorders

Date: 07/04/2022

We already have significant evidence on the associations between nutrition and mental well-being, and there is also preliminary evidence showing that some people with depression will have fewer symptoms when they improve the quality of their diet. The importance of nutrition is also gaining footing in psychiatric care.

How to boost your mood through food

Date: 30/03/2022

Foods high in sugar, refined flour or saturated fats activate inflammation, which is strongly linked to depression.

How small changes to prison food drastically cut inmate violence

Date: 16/03/2022

A series of studies have found that improving prisoners’ nutrition reduces incidents of violence by, on average, 30 per cent.

How does excess sugar affect the developing brain throughout childhood and adolescence?

Date: 11/01/2022

A neuroscientist explains how research indicates that consumption of sugary food is associated with mental distress – such as anxiety and depression – and disrupted sleep.

'Few-foods' diet could be recipe for easing ADHD symptoms

Date: 04/01/2022

63% of the kids had a least a 40% decrease in ADHD symptoms after the 'few-foods diet' in this study

ARFID: 'My son's not a picky eater; he's scared of food'

Date: 01/01/2022

Crisps, dry crackers and plain pasta may not be the most exciting foods but they are often the staples relied upon by children with a little-known eating disorder called ARFID

Junk food and the brain: How modern diets lacking in micronutrients may contribute to angry rhetoric

Date: 08/12/2021

"Given that our society’s food choices have moved so strongly toward ultra-processed products, we need to learn about the substantial scientific evidence proving that micronutrient intake influences mental health symptoms, especially irritability, explosive rage and unstable mood."

Vegetarian diet quality influences mental health

Date: 16/11/2021

There is a general perception that following a plant-based diet is inherently healthy but like any diet it comes down to what you put in your mouth

Gut microbiota differences seen in people with autism may be due to dietary preferences

Date: 11/11/2021

The diversity in species found in the guts of children with autism may be due to their restricted dietary preferences associated with autism, rather than the cause of their symptoms.

Diet, exercise can improve teens' mental health

Date: 11/11/2021

Diet, nutrition and exercise are among the most accessible and effective interventions to reduce depression in young people

Polyphenol-rich diets improve leaky gut syndrome in the elderly

Date: 26/10/2021

Intestinal permeability causes a reduction of the gut integrity barrier, and is related to the development of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and even Alzheimer's

Nutrients can mimic pharmacological effects of medicines

Date: 20/10/2021

Nutritional compounds and the pharmaceutical drugs are able to bind to cells, using the same "docking stations" called cell receptors, and have similar effects on the immune system, according to this review

ONLINE EVENT - Nutrition, Diet and Mental Health: Evidence-Based Approaches for the 21st Century

Date: 16/10/2021

Join FAB Research as an Associate Member to listen to this conference On Demand