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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

15 April 2019 - MedicalXpress - Harmful compounds might be formed when foods containing the sweetener sucralose are heated

  • 15 Apr 2019

Harmful compounds, some with carcinogenic potential, might occur when Sucralose - and especially Sucralose-containing foods such as canned vegetables or baked goods - are heated.

12 April 2019 - Questioning Answers - A poo(p) transplant for [some] autism? 2 years on with caveats...

  • 12 Apr 2019

Further focus on gut bacterial make-up - and the all-important metabolites that specific bacterial species produce - would seem to be an important lne of enquiry for some forms of autism.

12 April 2019 - Psychology Today - In the first thousand days, proper brain growth depends on a healthy microbiota

  • 12 Apr 2019

In the first thousand days, proper brain growth depends on a healthy microbiota

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