The complex relationship between diet, quality of life and life expectancy: a narrative review of potential determinants based on data from Italy


The increasing life expectancy at birth and the improvement of general health observed worldwide over the previous years are likely due to many factors. In this regard, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has highlighted the favourable situation of the Italian population, which is amongst the most privileged in the world. In Italy, the national healthcare system is easily accessible to the whole population without direct costs, and alcohol abuse and cigarette smoke are less widespread compared to neighbouring countries.


Eat Weight Disord. 2018 Sep 27. doi: 10.1007/s40519-018-0582-2. [Epub ahead of print]


Poli A, Agostoni C, Graffigna G, Bosio C, Donini LM, Marangoni F


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