Born in Turin in 1961, Luca Piretti graduated in medicine in Montevideo (Uruguay) in 1986, and in medicine and surgery from the Sapienza University in Rome in 1987. He specialised in gastroenterology and digestive endoscopy in 1991, and gained his Masters degree in the science of human nutrition from the University of Tor Vergata in Rome in 2009. He has practised as a general physician since 1995, and currently teaches the course on allergies and dietary intolerances at the Campus Bio-Medico University in Rome.
He has authored various chapters in scientific books, and has published numerous articles in international scientific magazines relating to his research in the field of gastroenterology and nutrition (gastroesophageal reflux disease and irritable bowel syndrome in particular, and the relationship between diet and these diseases). Consultant for the Italian broadcasting company RAI for over 20 years, he regularly contributes to and participates in television programmes (for Italian broadcasters such as RAI, Mediaset, La7, and TV2000), and writes articles on nutrition and gastroenterology for national magazines and daily papers.
In 2014 he won the “L’attendibile” award for scientific publication, awarded by the Italian dairy association Assolatte, and the “Reporter del gusto” award in 2017 for articles published in the food, health and lifestyle magazine “Sano e Leggero”, published by RCS.
In 2018 speaker in two conferences “Nutrition Awareness as a means to a healthy DIET: The Mediterranean MODEL” at Saudi Food and Drug Authority and at Alfaisal University of Riad (Saudi Arabia)
In 2019 speaker in International conferences “Positive Nutrition as prevention of NCDs: Traditional diets and Mediterranean Model” Dubai (UAE) 01/21/19, “Sugar: the scapegoat of new millennium” Delhi (India) 03/06/19, “The Mediterranean Model: Nutrition awareness as a means to an healthy diet” Mexico city (Mexico) 09/23/2019
He is a member of numerous scientific societies in the field of gastroenterology and nutrition, and is member of the board of governors of SISA, the Italian society of dietary science.
Author of the following books:
In 2003 “Fortunatamente tutto passa” Montedit ed.
In 2013 “ Prima o Poi” Aljon ed
In 2018 “Almanacco alimentare 2019” (Consentino, Gigli, Piretta), Cairo ed, winner of the award Premio selezione Bancarella della Cucina 2019
In 2019 Almanacco Alimentare 2020, (Consentino, Gigli, Piretta), Cairo ed.
In 2020 "Mangiare Italiano", per stare meglio e vivere più a lungo. I segreti della dieta mediterranea. Ed Rizzoli