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.

Weight Gain in Adulthood Spells Trouble for Health

Gaining more than five pounds by middle age increases risk for chronic disease and earlier death, finds study.

Free Online Tool Helps Predict Heart Risks in Young Adults

The Healthy Heart Score analyzes key lifestyle factors that affect heart health, like smoking, weight, exercise and diet.

Study Questions Routine Heart Tests in Healthy Patients

Despite recommendations against routine heart tests, one in five healthy Canadians receive ECGs after annual visit.

Aspirin Plus Blood Thinners are Optimal for Preventing Second Stroke

An analysis of five studies shows aspirin alone is not ideal for preventing a second stroke in many patients.

At-Home Exercise Program Helps Treat Chronic Fatigue

A simple self-help program that encourages exercise provides relief and improves physical function.

Lifestyle Counseling Proves Useful for Heart Disease Prevention

Adults at low risk for heart disease consistently benefit from counseling that promotes exercise and a healthy diet.

Intensive Lifestyle Interventions Help Children Lose Weight

Tried-and-true programs that teach children about diet and exercise are most effective for weight loss.

Music and Horse-Riding Therapy Boost Recovery after Stroke

Recreational therapy provides meaningful gains for stroke survivors, even years after stroke.

Online Program Helps Low-Income Women Lose Weight after Pregnancy

Web-based program helps low-income women achieve their pre-pregnancy weight.

Breastfeeding Protects Women from Heart Disease

Breastfeeding, especially for longer durations, helps reduce women’s risk for heart disease.

Healthy Lifestyle Lowers Risk for High Blood Pressure in African-Americans

Seven simple behaviors help African-Americans reduce risk for high blood pressure, shows study.

Swap Saturated Fats with Unsaturated Fats for a Healthy Heart

Unsaturated fats can reduce cholesterol levels and reduce risk for heart disease and stroke.

Extreme Long Distance Running Has Questionable Impact on Heart

Small study suggests extreme levels of running may hurt, not help, the heart.

Healthy Lifestyle Reduces Heart Risks in Elderly Individuals

Study suggests we’re never too told to benefit from heart-healthy changes.

Working Long Hours Increases Risk for Abnormal Heart Rhythm

European study finds working more than 55 hours a week increases risk for atrial fibrillation.

Air and Noise Pollution Linked to Increased Heart Risks

Exposure to environmental stressors revealed higher cholesterol, blood sugar and triglycerides in study participants. 

Obesity Affects 1 in 10 People Worldwide

Global analysis shows rapid increase in overweight and obesity since 1990.

Treating Exhaustion and Fatigue After Stroke

Experts highlight the importance of managing fatigue in stroke survivors.

Study Supports Statin Use in Children with Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Children with a genetic disorder that causes abnormally high cholesterol may benefit from statins.

Education Has a Strong Impact on Heart Disease Risk

Dropping out of high school increases future risk for heart disease, including heart failure.

Low-Dose Medications are Promising for Patients with High Blood Pressure

Combined low-dose medications may be preferable for patients with high blood pressure, study finds.

Cutting Back on Salt in Processed Foods

Though the sodium in some processed foods has been reduced, most Americans still consume too much salt.

Blood Pressure Fluctuation Increases Risk for Heart Events

Variation in blood pressure could spell trouble for patients with heart disease, study finds.

Segregated Neighborhoods Contribute to High Blood Pressure in Black Adults

Reducing neighborhood segregation could reduce blood pressure, finds study.

Lack of Sleep is Dangerous for Adults with Multiple Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Getting fewer than six hours of sleep increases mortality risk in adults with metabolic syndrome.