Published: April 28, 2021

The Enhanced Lifestyles for Metabolic Syndrome (ELM) study is a 2-year research study comparing two lifestyle programs with the goal to improve health and reverse the metabolic syndrome. Led by Psychology Professor Kevin Masters, the study is seeking people who are 18 years or older and who meet three or more of the following conditions for metabolic syndrome:

· High blood pressure or taking blood pressure medication for high blood pressure

· High blood sugar or prediabetes

· High triglycerides or taking medications for high triglycerides

· Large waist size or waist circumference

· Low HDL (“good cholesterol”) or taking medication for low HDL

Participants will receive a Fitbit activity tracker, compensation of up to $180, blood work and lab results provided, and participation in one of two lifestyle programs. The ELM study is being conducted at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus. The study team can be contacted at