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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

19 February 2020 - The Guardian - Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function

  • 19 Feb 2020

After a week on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers scored worse on memory tests.

18 February 2020 - The Conversation - Mediterranean diet increases gut bacteria linked to healthy ageing in older adults

  • 18 Feb 2020

Study study finds that eating a Mediterranean diet causes microbiome changes linked to improvements in cognitive function and memory, immunity and bone strength.

18 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - Memory games: Eating well to remember

  • 18 Feb 2020

Study finds strong links between certain food groups, memory loss and comorbid heart disease or diabetes.

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