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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

4 December - MedicalXpress - Are women getting adequate nutrition during preconception and pregnancy?

  • 04 Dec 2019

Studies indicate that pregnant women do not meet nutritional recommendations for vegetable, cereal grain, folate, iron or calcium intake requirements.

4 December - MedicalXpress - Introducing peanuts and eggs early can prevent food allergies in high risk infants

  • 04 Dec 2019

Introducing certain foods to infants early on can prevent them from developing an allergy - study

3 December 2019 - Nutraingredients - Nutrition expert urges action on vitamin D deficiency in younger populations

  • 03 Dec 2019

A leading nutritionist is calling for greater awareness of vitamin D deficiency in younger healthy populations that are becoming susceptible to an increased diabetes risk as a result.

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In this essential book Dr Wenk, an internationally renowned neuroscientis, vividly demonstrates how a little knowledge about the foods and drugs we eat can teach us a lot about how our brain functions... 

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