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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

5 March 2020 - MedicalXpress - Study shows low carb diet may prevent, reverse age-related effects within the brain

  • 13 Mar 2020

Study finds neurobiological changes associated with aging can be seen at a much younger age than would be expected, in the late 40s. However, this process may be prevented or reversed based on dietary changes that involve minimizing the consumption of simple carbohydrates.

3 March 2020 - MedicalXpress - Dietary compounds found to influence gut metabolites, buffering stress

  • 12 Mar 2020

Prebiotics can improve sleep and boost stress resilience by influencing gut bacteria and the metabolites they produce - study.

10 March 2020 - MedicalXpress - Junk food orders up trouble for young brains

  • 10 Mar 2020

Adolescents' brains are more sensitive to the rewarding properties of junk foods; but they lack the control mechanisms to prevent themselves from eating them.

Why diet is the key to kids' mental health

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

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