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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

12 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Vitamin B12 deficiency linked to obesity during pregnancy

  • 12 Nov 2019

Vitamin B12 deficiency impairs fat metabolism and may be associated with obesity during pregnancy, according to new research.

11 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - What do we know about the gut microbiota in Parkinson's disease?

  • 11 Nov 2019

Review: "Further research is still required to increase our understanding of the possible role of gut microbiota in Parkinson's Disease. It is important to emphasize that no microbiota-based treatment for PD exists to date."

7 November 2019 - Science Daily - Where does Parkinson's disease start? In the brain or gut? Or both?

  • 07 Nov 2019

Scientists hypothesize that PD can be divided into two subtypes: gut-first, originating in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) of the gut and spreading to the brain; and brain-first, originating in the brain, or entering the brain via the olfactory system, and spreading to the brainstem and peripheral nervous system.

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