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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

14 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - What happens when your picky toddler becomes a teen?

  • 14 May 2019

Children who are picky eaters and who find it difficult to change and adapt their eating habits, show pronounced differences in food intake at the age of 13, including a higher intake of sugar, according to new research.

10 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Dietary fats entering the brain may explain link between obesity and depression

  • 13 May 2019

Obesity and depression have long been linked, with previous clinical studies finding an association between these two conditions. However, until now, the mechanisms of how obesity affects depression and vice versa have not been fully understood.

13 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Maternal microbes mediate diet-derived damage

  • 13 May 2019

New mouse-based research has found that microbes in the maternal intestine may contribute to impairment of the gut barrier during pregnancy.

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