Type 2 Diabetes

Latest Research

Every week our cardiologists review the most recent advances in cardiovascular medicine and select news to share with you. Here you will find summaries of some of the latest research news about type 2 diabetes. Share these articles with your friends and family via social media, print items you’d like to discuss with your care team, or add them to your toolbox to read later.

Obese Male Teens at High Risk for Heart Failure as Adults

Swedish study finds that obese young men are nearly ten times more likely to develop heart failure by middle age.

One-Third of Atrial Fibrillation Patients Not Getting Optimal Treatment

Study finds one in three AFib patients are not receiving recommended blood thinners to reduce risk of stroke.

"Silent" Heart Attacks Common in Middle-Aged Adults

Nearly half of all heart attacks go unnoticed.

Wearable Monitor Helps Identify Patients with High Blood Pressure

Home blood pressure monitoring helps identify “masked” hypertension in black adults, finds study.

Patients Shy Away From Sex After a Heart Attack, Study Finds

Despite being safe for most patients, many adults with heart disease avoid sexual activity.

Experts Challenge the Need for Fasting Cholesterol Tests

Fasting for cholesterol tests may soon be a thing of the past, based on new recommendations.

Mediterranean Diet Helps Protect Against Heart Attack and Stroke

Researchers highlight the importance of choosing wholesome foods rather than avoiding nutrient-poor foods.

Night Shifts Take a Toll on Heart Health

A study on U.S. female nurses finds that overnight work increases risk for heart attack.

Pregnancy Complications Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Study confirms the effect of reproductive factors including younger age at first birth, history of miscarriages and lack of breastfeeding.

E-cigarettes Have Immediate Negative Effect on Heart Health

Electronic cigarettes are just as harmful to heart health as tobacco cigarettes, study confirms.

Picture Warnings on Cigarette Packs Increase Quit Attempts

Graphic depictions of the effects of smoking help discourage smoking, finds study.

Latest U.S. Obesity Trends Still Concerning

National data from 2013–2014 confirms that obesity rates remain high among U.S. children and adults.

Heart Disease Prevention Also Wards off Alzheimer's and Dementia

Simple heart-healthy choices could reduce risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s by 20%, finds study.

A Fresh Look at Saturated Fats, Vegetable Oil and Cholesterol

Previously unpublished findings question the benefit of replacing saturated fats to lower cholesterol.

Current Obesity Trends Raise Global Health Concerns

Global obesity rates have tripled since the 1970s.

Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Reduces Risk for Kidney Disease

A simple set of guidelines for preventing heart disease may protect against chronic kidney disease, finds study.

Chinese Study Confirms the Health Benefits of Fresh Fruit

Fruit lowers risk for heart disease, yet only 1 in 5 Chinese adults consumes fresh fruit on a regular basis.

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Continued Challenges for Women in Cardiology

Female cardiologists remain underrepresented and face more challenges in finding work-life balance than their male counterparts, finds survey study.

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New Decision-Making Tool Improves Patient Satisfaction with Chest Pain Treatment

A simple pamphlet helps clarify treatment options for people in the ER for chest pain.
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Weight Loss Surgery Helps Treat Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Patients undergoing surgery were 5 times more likely to have ideal blood sugar control and also saw improvements in other heart health markers.
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Few Women Counseled About Their Risk for Heart Disease

Most women have one or more risk factors for heart disease yet few can recall being advised on heart health prevention.
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TAVR Offers Safe Alternative to Surgery for Many Patients with Aortic Stenosis

Minimally invasive procedure is as safe, if not moreso, than traditional surgery for higher-risk patients.

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New Decision Tool Helps Refine Blood Thinner Use in Stent Patients

DAPT score helps weigh the risks and benefits of continued dual antiplatelet therapy after stent implantation.

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Recent Study Supports Statins to Prevent Heart Disease

A large international trial finds statins to be most effective for heart disease prevention.

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Equally Aggressive Treatment Needed for Men and Women with Heart Disease

While risk factors may differ, study findings suggest plaque build-up in arteries is just as dangerous in all patients.