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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

Cocoa flavanols boost brain oxygenation, cognition in healthy adults

  • 24 Nov 2020

After ingesting the cocoa flavanols, participants performed better on the most challenging cognitive tests, correctly solving problems 11% faster than they did at baseline.

BfR flags nutrient deficiency risks associated with veganism: ‘Vitamin B12 is well supplemented, iodine is a matter of concern’

  • 23 Nov 2020

People who follow strict vegan diets – excluding intake of all animal-based foods - have an increased risk of iodine deficiency, BfR researchers have found.

Study discovers microbiome modulation possibilities in obese population

  • 20 Nov 2020

Over the past decade, gut microbiota have been suggested to be an important contributor to the development of obesity and metabolic disease.

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Is diet the key to minimising age-related mental health problems?

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