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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

5 December 2019 - The Conversation - Limited eating times could be a new way to fight obesity and diabetes

  • 09 Dec 2019

New research suggests there is another simple tool to fight off high blood sugar, high blood pressure and high cholesterol: restricting your eating time to a daily 10-hour window.

4 December 2019 - The Conversation - Why it can be hard to stop eating even when you’re full: Some foods may be designed that way

  • 06 Dec 2019

Certain foods, such as pizza, crisps and chocolate biscuits are easy to keep eating, even when we're full. In such foods, a synergy between key ingredients creates an artificially enhanced palatability experience that is greater than any key ingredient would produce alone. Researchers call this hyperpalatability.

6 December 2019 - MedicalXpress - Link between vitamin A and brain response in Monarch butterflies

  • 06 Dec 2019

Research looking at vitamin A and brain response in butterflies has broader implications for human health.

Why diet is the key to kids' mental health

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How does what children eat affect how they behave?

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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?

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