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Gianni Pes

Advisor for Blue Zones and Senior Researcher at University of Sassari

  • Dr. Pes is a Senior Researcher in the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine at the University of Sassari, Italy. He graduated in Medicine and received a PhD in Medical Statistics from the University of Pavia, Italy. He started to study Sardinian longevity in 1996 and was the first to report in 1999 on the exceptional longevity of the population living in the mountains of Sardinia. The region was later determined to be one of the original Blue Zones regions.

  • Since 2000, he has been working in collaboration with the demographer Professor Michel Poulain of the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium. His work focuses on nutritional and lifestyle factors associated with a long life. Dr. Pes has published more than 100 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, and is co-author with Professor Poulain of the book Longevity and Identity in Sardinia. The Discovery of the Sardinian Blue Zone (2014), published by Franco Angeli Press.

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