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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

24 June 2020 - MedicalXpress - Addressing the safety of high folate levels in the older population and implications for fortification in Ireland

  • 24 Jun 2020

A new study led by researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin challenges claims from some international scientific circles, that having high blood levels of folate (folic acid) increases the risk of poor cognition in older adults, especially in those with low levels of vitamin B12.

24 June 2020 - MedicalXpress - Medicinal cannabis may reduce behavioral problems in kids with intellectual disabilities

  • 24 Jun 2020

Cannabidiol, a type of medicinal cannabis, may reduce severe behavioural problems in children and adolescents with an intellectual disability a new study has found.

18 June 2020 - MedicalXpress - Creating a new paradigm for understanding the individual effects of diet

  • 18 Jun 2020

Researchers have made a major breakthrough in understanding how individuals can have different reactions to the same diets.

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