Food and Behaviour Research

Donate Log In

News

Latest News List

Search News...


23 August 2017 - ADDitude - New Evidence: Omega-3s Improve Attention, Hyperactivity, Cognitive Function

A large meta-analysis strengthens the long-standing conclusion that children and teens with ADHD benefit from taking regular omega-3 supplements.


22 August 2017 - MedicalXpress - Brain's self-regulation in teens at risk for obesity

In a small study that scanned the brains of teenagers while exposing them to tempting "food cues," researchers report that reduced activity in the brain's "self-regulation" system may be an important early predictor of adult obesity.



21 August 2017 - Science Daily - What is the global prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder?

New research estimates the global prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) among children and youth.





16 August 2017 - Nutraingredients - Dietary fibre helps ‘good’ bacteria win battle of the microbiome

Feeding beneficial gut bacteria with fibre appears to help a signalling mechanism which limits the growth of harmful pathogens, according to a new study published in Science.



14 August 2017 - Futurity - Sweet, low-calorie foods confuse our metabolism

A food’s sweet taste, not just its calorie count, determines both how the metabolism reacts and the brain’s understanding of its nutritional content, new research suggests.





9 August 2017 - Nutraingredients - Inter-generational malnutrition: Grandparents diet and health also impact baby

Malnourishment during pregnancy could have an effect on the weight of future generations, says a new study. Meaning the health of our grandmothers could affect our own growth.


9 August 2017 - Science Daily - You are what your grandmother ate: Intergenerational impacts of prenatal nourishment

A new study shows that parents' own prenatal environment has a detectable impact on their children's weight. Mothers who were malnourished in the womb tend to produce smaller babies, while a father's malnourishment in utero results in his offspring being smaller by the time they are 2 years old.


4 August 2017 - Psychology Today - All the Stars of Food and Mood

We are what we eat, and the brain is the most energy hungry organ in the body, surpassing even the heart. Surely our diets affect our thinking and our moods. But how do we prove it, and then what do we do about it?


3 August 2017 - Nutraingredients - The case of the vanishing microbiota: Gut bugs powerless to halt disease rampage

Changes to the gut’s microbial diversity, as a result of a modern lifestyle, may be responsible for a rise in chronic diseases, such as asthma, obesity and inflammatory bowel disease, an expert suggests.



1 August 2017 - Science Daily - For white middle class, moderate drinking is linked to cognitive health in old age

Older adults who consume alcohol moderately on a regular basis are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia or other cognitive impairments than non-drinkers, according to a new study.