The country where people devour pasta, wine and olive oil is the world's healthiest. Really.

Special shout-out to my octogenarian cousins still living it up in the Italian hillside.

The Mediterranean nation was ranked the world's healthiest country in the Bloomberg Global Health Index

The index, released on Monday, graded 163 countries based on variables such as life expectancy, causes of death and health risks such as high blood pressure, malnutrition, the availability of clean water and tobacco use.

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