Metabolic syndrome—a new world‐wide definition. A Consensus Statement from the International Diabetes Federation

@article{Alberti2006MetabolicSN,
  title={Metabolic syndrome—a new world‐wide definition. A Consensus Statement from the International Diabetes Federation},
  author={K. George M.M. Alberti and Paul Z. Zimmet and Jonathan E. Shaw},
  journal={Diabetic Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={23}
}
AIMS To establish a unified working diagnostic tool for the metabolic syndrome (MetS) that is convenient to use in clinical practice and that can be used world-wide so that data from different countries can be compared. [] Key MethodPARTICIPANTS The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) convened a workshop held 12-14 May 2004 in London, UK. The 21 participants included experts in the fields of diabetes, public health, epidemiology, lipidology, genetics, metabolism, nutrition and cardiology.
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