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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.

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Low-fiber, high-fat diets adversely impact the gut

  • 15 Jun 2021

Researchers used a mouse model to determine the key dietary factors affecting the gut microbiome and how they contribute to obesity and other metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes.

Urgent action needed to reduce harms of ultra-processed foods to British children

  • 14 Jun 2021

During the 17 years of follow up, researchers saw a very consistent increase in all measures of unhealthy weight among children who consumed greater amounts of ultra-processed foods as part of their diet.

Brain alterations detected in obese children

  • 09 Jun 2021

This study found two areas of the brain were altered and hyperexcited in obese children - the orbitofrontal cortex and the amygdala. These are the centers that regulate reward and punishment sensations.

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