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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

Researchers call for clearer disclosures about added sugars, diet sweeteners and percent juice on product packages

  • 08 Apr 2021

Current labeling regulations and practices fail to give parents and caregivers adequate information, and likely contribute to widespread consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks by young children, according to new research.

Gut microbiome plays role in autism

  • 06 Apr 2021

This is the first study to relate severity of behavior symptoms to gut microbiome composition within individuals over time and suggests a dynamic relationship between ASD-associated symptoms and gut microbes.

New research on Alzheimer's disease shows 'lifestyle origin at least in some degree'

  • 01 Apr 2021

A new study finds novel cellular-level support for an alternate theory that is growing in strength: Alzheimer's could actually be a result of metabolic dysfunction in the brain. In other words, there is growing evidence that diet and lifestyle are at the heart of Alzheimer's disease.

Why diet is the key to kids' mental health

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How does what children eat affect how they behave?

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

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