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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

16 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - How gut bacteria negatively influences blood sugar levels

  • 16 Sep 2019

Millions of people around the world experience serious blood sugar problems which can cause diabetes, but a world first study is revealing how gut bacteria impact the normally feel good hormone serotonin to negatively influence blood sugar levels.

12 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - New study on omega-3 fatty acid supplements and preterm birth prevention

  • 12 Sep 2019

Taking high dose of omega-3 fatty acids does not reduce the risk of preterm births per se, but it depends on the existing levels in each individual, says research.

12 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Humans more unique than expected when it comes to digesting fatty meals

  • 12 Sep 2019

"We looked at the inflammatory reactions of 20 volunteers at 0, 3 and 6 hours after eating a meal containing 38 percent fat and their responses were completely unique. Like snowflakes, no two were exactly the same."

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