About the Authors

Mahsa Sardarinia

Affiliation Prevention of Metabolic Disorders Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Samaneh Akbarpour

Affiliations Prevention of Metabolic Disorders Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Mojtaba Lotfaliany

Affiliations Prevention of Metabolic Disorders Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Non-Communicable Disease Control, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Farideh Bagherzadeh-Khiabani

Affiliation Prevention of Metabolic Disorders Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Mohammadreza Bozorgmanesh

Affiliation Prevention of Metabolic Disorders Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Farhad Sheikholeslami

Affiliation Prevention of Metabolic Disorders Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Fereidoun Azizi

Affiliation Endocrine Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Farzad Hadaegh

fzhadaegh@endocrine.ac.ir

Affiliation Prevention of Metabolic Disorders Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: FH FA. Data curation: FH FA. Formal analysis: SA MB FB ML. Funding acquisition: FA FH. Investigation: MS SA MB FB ML FH FA FS. Methodology: MS SA MB FB ML. Project administration: FA. Supervision: FH. Validation: ML MB FH FA. Visualization: MS ML. Writing – original draft: MS ML FH FS. Writing – review & editing: MS ML FH FA FS.