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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

16 August 2019 - The Conversation - No, eating chocolate won't cure depression

  • 16 Aug 2019

Following a recent study that attracted widespread media attention, you'd be forgiven for thinking that eating dark chocolate was linked to reduced symptoms of depression. Unfortunately, it's not that simple.

16 August 2019 - Science Daily - How stress can curb the desire to eat in an animal model

  • 16 Aug 2019

Eating disorder researchers have discovered a neurocircuit in mice that, when activated, increased their stress levels while decreasing their desire to eat.

13 August 2019 - Nutraingredients - Keto diet claims vs reality: What the science says

  • 15 Aug 2019

The keto diet is often not the performance boosting mechanism it is claimed to be, according to one expert.

Why diet is the key to kids' mental health

Children school lunch: photo by Amanda Mills

How does what children eat affect how they behave?

Check out the evidence

New publication

Nutrition and Addiction

Nutrition and Addiction
- a handbook

Supporting recovery from food and substance misuse with nutritional and lifestyle interventions

by Martina Watts

Can diet impact age-related dementia?

Healthy ageing

Is diet the key to minimising age-related mental health problems?

Check out the evidence