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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

Study reveals connection between gut bacteria and vitamin D levels

  • 30 Nov 2020

This study suggests that it doesn't matter how much vitamin D you get through sunlight or supplementation, nor how much your body can store. It matters how well your body is able to metabolize that into active vitamin D

Gut microbes: The key to normal sleep.... IN MICE

  • 27 Nov 2020

This detailed study in mice revealed the extent to which bacteria can change the environment and contents of the intestines, which ultimately impacts behaviors like sleep.

Teens' ultra-processed diet puts their hearts at risk

  • 25 Nov 2020

Adolescents get about two-thirds of their calories from ultra-processed food!

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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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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