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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

Lipoic acid supplements help some obese but otherwise healthy people lose weight

  • 12 Aug 2020

A compound given as a dietary supplement to overweight but otherwise healthy people in a clinical trial caused many of the patients to slim down, research by Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University showed.

Excess weight among pregnant women may interfere with child's developing brain

  • 11 Aug 2020

Obesity in expectant mothers may hinder the development of the babies' brains as early as the second trimester, a new study finds.

Personalised probiotic cocktails’ could be the future in tackling gut dysbiosis, study finds

  • 11 Aug 2020

“Personalised probiotic cocktails” may be possible after a team use new insights to predict the success of Faecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) in addressing recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection (rCDI).

Why diet is the key to kids' mental health

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