Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Iranian adult population, concordance between the IDF with the ATPIII and the WHO definitions.

BACKGROUND Different criteria have been proposed by the WHO, the ATPIII and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) for the diagnosis of the metabolic syndrome (MES). The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of this syndrome using the IDF definition among Iranian adults and to compare it with the prevalence estimated using the two… (More)