In the late 1990s, Italian medical statistician Gianni Pes of the University of Sassari and Belgian demographer Michael Poulain visited communal archives in many areas of Sardinia, examining birth and death certificates. The goal of their research was to calculate the extra longevity index (ELI), defined as the number of people born in Sardinia between […]
ABOUT IVO PIRISI
Dr Ivo Pirisi holds a PHD degree in biology and a specialisation in nutrition. He worked as a researcher at the University of Cagliari (Sardinia – Italy) where he studied the metabolism of fats. Dr Ivo spent his childhood and youth in a very small village of inner Sardinia, where the community relationships and bonds are still very strong and important.
Dr Ivo began to work with local communities, artisans, farmers, shepherds, and vintners, to develope programs on Sardinian Longevity and the Blue Zones (one of the five areas in the world with the highest percentage of centenarians).