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Henry Kitchener Prize

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Are obese children slower thinkers?

Dr Paul Clayton comments on study.


2013 Colloquium

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Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recognise link between diet and mental health

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recognise link between diet and mental health

Mental Health | 24.02.15

For the first time the 2015 American Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee have recognised that there is a link between food and mental health.


  • 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.

  • School Food Plan

    Policy | 04.04.13

    The government has asked Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent (founders of Leon restaurants) to put together a school food plan that will build on the successes of the past seven years, accelerate the improvements in school food, and define what role schools have to play in shaping the eating habits of Britain’s children. This is IFBB's submission.

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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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