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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

22 January 2020 - The Guardian - The poo panacea: inside the strange, surprising world of faecal transplants

  • 22 Jan 2020

When treating antibiotic-resistant infections, injecting patients with other people’s excrement - a fecal transplant - can be highly effective. Could it be the answer to dementia, anorexia and obesity too?

19 January 2020 - The Guardian - From depression to dementia, inflammation is medicine’s new frontier

  • 19 Jan 2020

The barrier between mind and body appears to be crumbling. Clinical practice and public perception need to catch up.

17 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - America's most widely consumed oil causes genetic changes in the brain

  • 17 Jan 2020

Research shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, and depression.

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?

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Recommended Reading

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In this essential book Dr Wenk, an internationally renowned neuroscientis, vividly demonstrates how a little knowledge about the foods and drugs we eat can teach us a lot about how our brain functions... 

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Can diet impact age-related dementia?

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

Check out the evidence