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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

17 June 2019 - Nutraingredients - UK Government to press ahead with folic acid flour fortification

  • 17 Jun 2019

Folic acid or vitamin B deficiency amongst mothers-to-be is strongly linked to ‘neural tube defects’ with babies being born with brain, spine and spinal cord problems.

13 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - An extra burger meal a day eats the brain away

  • 13 Jun 2019

"People are eating away at their brain with a really bad fast-food diet and little-to-no exercise," says Professor Cherbuin from the ANU Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing.

13 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study finds over a quarter of adults aged 50+ are deficient in vitamin D

  • 13 Jun 2019

Over a quarter of adults aged 50+ are deficient in vitamin D according to researchers

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