Food and Behaviour Research

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About FAB Research

Food and Behaviour Research (FAB Research), established in 2003, is a charitable organisation dedicated both to advancing scientific research into the links between nutrition and human behaviour and to making the findings from such research available to the widest possible audience. 

Vision Statement

FAB Research aspires to be a local and international leader of scientific research into how nutrition affects the human brain and mind, and an intellectual and strategic force for improving public education and professional practice in this domain.

Mission Statement

FAB Research is committed to improving current knowledge and awareness of the effects of nutrition and diet on human behaviour, learning and mood.

We will accomplish our mission by:

1. Supporting and promoting further world-class scientific research into nutritional influences on brain and behaviour, which often spans the current boundaries between many different academic and professional disciplines.

  • Investigating the links between diet, nutrition and brain function, not only in developmental, psychiatric or neurological disorders but also with respect to behaviour, learning and mood in the general population.
  • Developing novel assessment and diagnostic strategies, therapies, nutritional interventions, and computer-based tools.
  • Conducting our research in an ethical and fiscally responsible manner.
  • Recruiting, supporting and retaining a highly skilled, diverse, multi-disciplinary team of academic and professional members that remains at the cutting edge of research through ongoing communication, education, training and encouragement of creativity.

2. Providing accessible, evidence-based information to other researchers, the public, practitioners and policymakers on the importance of nutrition and diet to brain development and function.

  • Creating a productive forum for the exchange of scientific ideas and knowledge, and developing opportunities for advancing research through cooperation and collaboration.
  • Translating and communicating the best and most recent scientific evidence in order to provide a rational basis for practice and policy. - Making information available to local and global audiences via lectures, seminars, conferences, publications and the internet.
  • Providing education, training, service development and leadership in nutritional approaches to improving child development and mental health.
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Research Paper Oner & Oner 2008 - Relationship of ferritin to symptom ratings children with ADHD: effect of comorbidity.
Research Paper Bohnert & Breslau 2008 - Stability of psychiatric outcomes of low birth weight: a longitudinal investigation
Research Paper Benton et al 2008 - Micronutrient status, cognition and behavioral problems in childhood.
Research Paper Benton et al 2008 - The influence of children's diet on their cognition and behavior
Research Paper Sawni 2008 - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and complementary/alternative medicine
Research Paper Spahis et al 2008 - Lipid profile, fatty acid composition and pro- and anti-oxidant status in pediatric patients with ADHD.
Research Paper Cortese et al, 2008 - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obesity: a systematic review of the literature. Associate Only content
Research Paper Vaisman et al 2008 - Changes in blood fatty acid composition and visual sustained attention performance in children with inattention: effect of dietary n-3 fatty acids containing phospholipids.
Research Paper Harms et al 2008 - Developmental vitamin D deficiency alters adult behaviour in mice.
Research Paper Rodriguez et al 2008 - Maternal adiposity prior to pregnancy is associated with ADHD symptoms in offspring: evidence from three prospective pregnancy cohorts
Research Paper Colter et al 2008 - Fatty acid status and behavioural symptoms of ADHD in adolescents: a case-control study.
Research Paper Oner et al 2008 - Relation of ferritin levels with symptom ratings and cognitive performance in children with ADHD
News 30 Jan 2008 - Associate Parliamentary Food and Health Forum Report on the links between diet, mental health and behaviour
Book Detoxing Childhood - by Sue Palmer
Research Paper Konofal et al 2008 - Effects of iron supplementation on ADHD in children.
Research Paper Lozoff 2007 - Iron deficiency and child development
News 12 November 2007 - BBC News - Drugs for ADHD 'not the answer'
Research Paper Sinn 2007 - Physical fatty acid deficiency signs in children with ADHD symptoms
News 19 September 2007 - Omega-3 Centre - Australian kids in dire need of more Omega-3s
News 6 September 2007 - The Times - Food additives make children behave badly
News 6 September 2007 - The Lancet - Food Additives Increase Levels Of Hyperactivity In Children In The General Population
News 6 September 2007 - The Telegraph - Parents warned about artificial food additives
News 6 September 2007 - eNews.ma - New study links food additives to hyperactivity in children
News 6 September 2007 - BBC News - Parents warned of additives link
Research Paper McCann et al 2007 - Food additives and hyperactive behaviour in 3-year-old and 8/9-year-old children in the community: a randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial
Research Paper Hallahan and Garland 2007 - Essential fatty acids and mental health (editorial)
Research Paper Konofal & Cortese 2007 - Lead and Neuroprotection by Iron in ADHD
Research Paper Konofal et al 2007 - Impact of restless legs syndrome and iron deficiency on ADHD in children.
News 16 July 2007 - The Telegraph - Why Vitamin D Is So Vital
Research Paper House 2007 - Nurturing the brain nutritionally and emotionally from before conception to late adolescence
Research Paper Sorgi et al 2007 - Effects of an open-label pilot study with high-dose EPA/DHA concentrates on plasma phospholipids and behavior in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
News May 2007 - The Vitamin D Council - Autism and Vitamin D
News 27 May 2007 - The Independent - Caution: Some Drinks May Seriously Harm Your Health
Link JustParents
News 17 April 2007 - Omega-3 for child behaviour and learning - The Facts and the Hype
Research Paper Sinn & Bryan 2007 - Supplementation with PUFA and micronutrients on learning and behavior problems associated with child ADHD
Link ALSPAC ('Children of the '90s' Study)
Research Paper Sokolov et al 2007 - Regulatory peptides and psychomotor development in infants
News 16 February 2007 - The Scotsman - Studies find kids do better when pregnant mum eats fish
News 16 February 2007 - The Times - Fish-diet mothers have brighter children
News 15 February 2007 - BBC News - Fish in pregnancy benefits baby
Research Paper O'Loan et al 2007 - Vitamin D deficiency during various stages of pregnancy in the rat; its impact on development and behaviour in adult offspring.
Research Paper Garland et al. 2007 - Lipids and EFAs in patients presenting with self-harm
Research Paper Germano et al 2007 - Plasma, red blood cells phospholipids and clinical evaluation after long chain omega-3 supplementation in children with ADHD
Research Paper Freeman et al. 2006 - Omega-3 fatty acids: evidence basis for treatment and future research in psychiatry
Research Paper Antalis et al 2006 - Omega-3 fatty acid status in ADHD
Research Paper Liu & Raine 2006 - The effect of childhood malnutrition on externalizing behavior.
News 09 Sep 2006 - The Guardian - It's business, and it's fishy
News 06 Sep 2006 - Channel 4 - Fish oil for students
Research Paper Eyles et al 2006 - Developmental vitamin D (DVD) deficiency in the rat alters adult behaviour independently of HPA function