College students' knowledge of concepts related to the metabolic syndrome.

@article{Becker2008CollegeSK,
  title={College students' knowledge of concepts related to the metabolic syndrome.},
  author={Bettina-Maria Becker and Rainer Bromme and Regina Jucks},
  journal={Psychology, health & medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={367-79}
}
This paper explores lay understanding of illnesses related to the metabolic syndrome (MetS), a constellation of metabolic derailments associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases. Because lifestyle factors play an important role in preventing the metabolic syndrome, physicians need to convey the need for lifestyle changes to their patients. In order to do this comprehensibly, pre-existing lay knowledge must be taken into account. Until now, research on lay medical knowledge has… CONTINUE READING