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.

The Global Burden of High Blood Pressure

Data from 200 countries shows growing rates of high blood pressure in the poorest countries.

New, Sex-Specific Calculator Refines Heart Patients' Mortality Risk

Used with exercise stress tests, the new calculator better predicts mortality risk for both women and men.

Healthy Lifestyle Helps Offset Genetic Risk for Heart Disease

For patients with high genetic risk for heart disease, healthy lifestyle choices nearly cut risk in half, finds study.

Experts Clarify Definition of a Heart-Healthy Diet

The key to improving one’s diet lies in adapting recommendations based on cultural, economic and taste preferences.

Inflammation Triggers Heart Problems From Air Pollution

Chronic inflammation of blood vessels leads to clogged arteries and increased cardiovascular risk.

Calcium Has No Impact—Good or Bad—On Heart Health

Despite mixed findings, experts offer guidelines on calcium intake for adults without heart disease.

Study Casts Doubt on Protective Role of Good Cholesterol

It’s unlikely that HDL cholesterol is an independent risk factor for heart disease.

Study Questions Effects of White Coat Hypertension

Spikes in blood pressure at the doctor’s office are not directly to blame for increased cardiovascular risk, finds study.

A New Strategy to Prevent One Million Heart Attacks and Strokes

Experts hope to reduce heart attack and stroke rates by coupling a new risk estimation tool with a new insurance model.

Experts Highlight the Importance of Managing Drug Interactions with Statins

Widespread use of cholesterol-lowering statins brings the issue to light.

Despite Concerns, Caffeine is OK for Patients with Heart Failure

Moderate caffeine consumption may not be as dangerous as initially believed.

Low Testosterone is Not an Independent Risk Factor for Stroke, Finds Study

Researchers question whether treating testosterone level improves heart health.

Aspirin Use Remains Controversial in Patients without Heart Disease

Weighing risks and benefits of daily aspirin for primary prevention of heart disease remains challenging.

Flu Vaccine Critical for People with Heart Disease

Experts argue that the flu vaccine could be life-saving.

Flu Vaccine Helps Keep Heart Failure Patients Out of the Hospital

British study offers strong support for annual flu vaccine.

Exercising While Angry Increases Risk for Heart Attack

The effects of extreme emotion and vigorous exercise on the heart are multiplied when combined.

Despite Mixed Evidence, Half of Americans Take Vitamins and Dietary Supplements

Experts encourage patients and physicians to review use of supplements as well as medications during office visits.

Statins Aren't the Only Option for Lowering Cholesterol

Other cholesterol lowering therapies—including a heart-healthy diet—can be similarly effective at lowering cholesterol and cardiovascular risk, finds study.

Getting Enough Sleep Is Critical for Good Health, Argue Experts

Getting the right amount of sleep should be added to the list of heart-healthy behaviors.

Adding Incentives and Restrictions to Food Assistance Programs Promotes a Healthier Diet

Key changes to the SNAP program could improve participants’ eating patterns.

New Technology Versus Tried and True Weight Loss Strategies

In this two-year study, wearable devices offered no advantage over standard approaches.

Experts Warn About the Lifetime Effects of Secondhand Smoke in Children

American Heart Association demands a zero-tolerance policy for childhood exposure to secondhand smoke.

Study Confirms Benefits of Limiting Sodium Intake

Lowering salt intake remains an important lifestyle change for adults with elevated blood pressure, confirms study.

Young Adults May Lose Interest in Sex After Heart Attack

High stress levels and diabetes significantly increased patients’ chances of experiencing sex problems in the year after heart attack.

Children Should Consume No More Than Six Teaspoons of Sugar a Day

By reducing added sugar consumption, risk for health problems that lead to heart disease is lowered, and children can develop healthier lifelong eating habits.