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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

23 April 2019 - MedicalXpress - Feeding juvenile rats extra omega-3 PUFAs and vitamin A shown to reduce negative health impact of stress

  • 23 Apr 2019

A team of researchers has found that giving rats exposed to a stressful environment extra doses of omega-3 fatty acids, resulted in a reduction of the kinds of mental and physical damage that normally occur under such circumstances.

23 April 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study: Mediterranean diet deters overeating

  • 23 Apr 2019

Study finds that nonhuman primates on a Mediterranean diet choose not to eat all the food available to them, and so maintained a normal weight.

22 April 2019 - MedicalXpress - New insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can impair cognition

  • 22 Apr 2019

Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, scientists report.

Why diet is the key to kids' mental health

Children school lunch: photo by Amanda Mills

How does what children eat affect how they behave?

Check out the evidence

New publication

Nutrition and Addiction

Nutrition and Addiction
- a handbook

Supporting recovery from food and substance misuse with nutritional and lifestyle interventions

by Martina Watts

Can diet impact age-related dementia?

Healthy ageing

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

Check out the evidence