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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

FAB and Food for the Brain Online Webinar

  • 28 Jan 2021

Join Dr Alex Richardson on a live webinar where she will present on 'The Latest Evidence and Best Practice for Dietary Approaches to Autistic Spectrum Disorders'. Thursday 28th November at 18.30-19.30 (UK time)

How sure would you want to be that you have celiac disease before starting a gluten-free diet?

  • 17 Jan 2021

Diagnosing celiac disease can be difficult. Some patients may be asymptomatic, while others have non-specific symptoms such as indigestion or bloating. It's thought only 30 percent of people with celiac disease are actually diagnosed.

New research shows the importance of consuming enough vitamin B12 in pregnancy

  • 13 Jan 2021

A new study published in Nutrition Research has found that children born to a mother with low intake of vitamin B12 during pregnancy were at increased risk of adverse development specific to certain speech and mathematical abilities.

Why diet is the key to kids' mental health

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How does what children eat affect how they behave?

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Whatever your age, having a healthy brain is the key to a happy and fulfilled life. Yet, for both young and old, diseases of the brain and mental health are the biggest killers in the 21st century...

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Can diet impact age-related dementia?

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

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