Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, and other health problems. You can have just one risk factor, but people often have several of them together. Together, this group of health problems increases your risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. Are you interested in what causes metabolic syndrome, how it’s treated or how you can prevent it? This course aims to give students an overview of this medical condition from the definition of the metabolic syndrome through the risk factors to it’s treatment and prevention.
2 ECTS credits and certificate