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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

Brain iron accumulation linked to cognitive decline in Alzheimer's patients

  • 30 Jun 2020

Iron accumulation in the outer layer of the brain is associated with cognitive deterioration in people with Alzheimer's disease.

Researchers find on-off switch for inflammation related to overeating

  • 30 Jun 2020

Researchers have identified a molecule that plays a key role in the body's inflammatory response to overeating, which can lead to obesity, diabetes, and other metabolic diseases. The finding suggests that the molecule could be a promising therapeutic target to control this inflammation and keep metabolic diseases in check.

Antioxidant cocktail key to preventing Alzheimer's

  • 29 Jun 2020

Diet rich in nutrients and antioxidants may prevent or even reverse the effects 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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