Consensus statements

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has produced a series of consensus statements on issues related to the care, management and prevention of diabetes.

IDF Consensus Worldwide Definition of the Metabolic Syndrome

Last update: 29/07/2020

The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of the most dangerous heart attack risk factors: diabetes and prediabetes, abdominal obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Worldwide Definition of the Metabolic Syndrome provides physicians with the tools to quickly identify those at risk and also to compare the impact across nations and ethnic groups.

Published in 2006.

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