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New IFBB website is now under construction

New IFBB website is now under construction

IFBB | 10.12.15

The new IFBB website is now under construction and will be launched in the New Year.

  • Nutrition can improve behaviour in school children

    IFBB | 23.11.15

    The results of a study carried out by scientists from the Institute for Food Brain and Behaviour and principally funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation indicate that nutritional supplementation can bring about improvement in behaviour in school-aged children.


  • Henry Kitchener Lecture

    Mental Health | 25.03.15

    Professor Michael Crawford of Imperial College London delivered the inaugural Henry Kitchener Lecture on "The Global Crisis in Nutrition and Mental Ill-health" at an award ceremony in London on 20 January 2015.

  • Lipids and Brain III Conference

    Research & Evidence | 16.02.15

    SFEL (Société Française pour l’Etude des Lipides) are holding their next meeting 'Lipids and Brain III', in Paris from 16 to 18 of march 2015, and to announce that Dr Michael Crawford will receive the 16th The Chevreul Medal.

  • Henry Kitchener Prize

    IFBB | 28.01.15

    Congratulations to everyone who entered the Henry Kitchener Prize essay writing competition. The 2015 winning essays can be downloaded below.

  • Sugar, Fat and Brain Function

    Nutrition | 29.01.14

    Which is worse for you, sugar or (saturated) fat? Science suggests it’s unwise to eat too much of either.

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Fish and seafood are the only naturally occuring sources of the vital long-chain omega 3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, which are critical for brain development and function. It's the old folk wisdom – fish really is good for the brain!

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