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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.

Food Affects Behaviour 20+ Years of FAB Research – What next?

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A FAB Research Live Event and Q&A

with Dr Alex Richardson and Hazel De Maeijer

Thursday 30th November 2023

6.30 - 7.30 pm (GMT)

We are now launching our new monthly ‘FAB Focus’ meetings, exploring the many different ways in which Food Affects Behaviour, and the implications of this.

In this first session, founder Dr Alex Richardson will give you an overview summary of:

  • FAB's history to date, highlighting groundbreaking research milestones in the field; and outlining new activities we have ongoing, and in the pipeline.
Hazel De Maeijer, Communications Officer and Coordinator of FAB's Volunteers, will give more detail on some of these activities - discussing her own work with FAB and various new opportunities for you to get involved, if you would like to do so.


Latest News and Events


  • 30 Dec 2024

Swansea University researchers – in collaboration with FAB Research - are exploring the influence that omega-3 supplements can have on children’s behaviour, mood, and mental wellbeing, as part of a pioneering study with implications for health and education.

Autism spectrum disorder associated with altered gut microbiome in children

  • 10 Jul 2024

Our findings highlight the potential application of multikingdom and functional gut microbiota markers as non-invasive diagnostic tools in ASD.

Consuming Omega-3 Fatty Acids Found to Reduce Aggression

  • 09 Jul 2024

Tell me how much omega-3 fatty acids you consume, and I'll tell you your mood.

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