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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

20 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Adherence to Mediterranean diet and reduced risk of late-life depression

  • 20 May 2019

Maintaining a Mediterranean-type diet may protect against symptoms of depression in later life, according to new research.

17 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Sugary drinks and fruit juice may increase risk of early death

  • 17 May 2019

It's common knowledge that sugary drinks aren't healthy, but a new study finds fruit juices are not much better. In fact, consuming them regularly may help shorten your life.

16 May 2019 - BBC - Ultra-processed foods 'make you eat more'

  • 16 May 2019

Ultra-processed foods lead people to eat more and put on weight, the first trial to assess their impact suggests.

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