The "Lifestyle Matters" Declaration


The “Lifestyle Matters” Declaration was introduced by the Committee that organised the international congress “Lifestyle, Diet, Wine and Health" on 19/20 October 2023 in Toledo, Spain.

This declaration aims to give voice to the many scientists around the world who research diligently, honestly, and successfully in the disciplines concerning lifestyle and health risks to achieve a balanced view of the scientific evidence.

We will receive signees from all scientific disciplines, not only those which are directly related lifestyle matters.

By signing the “Lifestyle Matters” Declaration you publicly endorse its content.

The Declaration can only be signed by scientists with on-going research, teaching, publication, or presentation activity, and who are in any way affiliated with either a university or a research-driven organisation.

To sign the Declaration, we ask that you provide evidence for your scientific credentials either an ORCID-ID, or an up-to-date LinkedIn profile. Every signature will be checked manually.

We kindly ask for your cooperation in this procedure which has been set up to have a verified and secure list of signatories.

Thank you very much for your support and for your patience.

* You can un-sign the Declaration and be removed from the list of signatories at any given time by sending us an email.

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The undersigned support that:

  • A healthy and active lifestyle is key in promoting health and reducing health risks.
  • A balanced diet such as is found in the Mediterranean lifestyle, which includes moderation in all aspects of life including wine consumption, is recognised as being a positive contributor to a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.
  • When formulating guidelines and recommendations, it should be done considering the consistent work of researchers who produce ever-evolving scientific evidence which:
    • Communicates objectively both positive and negative results of well-designed scientific studies.
    • Considers the ratio of benefits and risks to better understand how lifestyle and dietary factors impact health, mainly on all-cause mortality and incidence of more prevalent chronic diseases.
  • Education and providing information to all ages are key elements to promoting a healthy lifestyle, always considering the cultural heritage of the population and the sustainability of the planet.

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  • RUF Jean Claude

    OIV - cardiovascular; International Regulation

  • Worm Nicolai

    DWA - Nutrition



  • TEISSEDRE Pierre-Louis

    Université de Bordeaux - Wine , Grapes, Safety, Health, Oenologie

  • Ros Emilio

    IDIBAPS - Nutrition (epidemiology and clinical trials), Cardiovascular prevenstion

  • violi francesco

    sapienza university, rome, italy - liver and cardiovascular disease

  • Boban Mladen

    University of Split, School of Medicine, Split, Croatia - Cardiovascular pharmacology and physiology; Biological effects of wine

  • Johnston Bradley

    Texas A&M University (primary); McMaster University (adjunct) - Nutrition, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

  • de Gaetano Giovanni


  • Rett Kristian

    Deutsche Weinakademie - Diabetes, obesity

  • Vauzour David

    University of East Anglia - Healthy ageing and the gut-bran axis

  • Fradera Ursula

    Deutsche Weinakademie - prevention education

  • Casas Rodriguez Rosa Maria

    CIBER - Cardiovascular prevention

  • ROMANO Raquel

    Universidad Juan Agustín Maza - Bioquímica, química, enología, quimica analítica instrumental