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.

Chocolate Protects Against Heart Disease and Stroke

Moderate chocolate consumption helps, not harms, cardiovascular health.

Action, Not Advice, Helps Smokers Quit

Creating a quit plan and providing tools for ongoing support is more effective than education alone in helping smokers quit.

Education and Income Closely Linked to Heart Disease Risk in African-Americans

Findings suggest that the lifestyle factors that come with higher income can reduce risk for heart attack and stroke.

Early Detection of Genetic Disorder Causing High Cholesterol is Life-Saving

Recognizing the signs of a genetic disorder called familial hypercholesterolaemia adds decades to lives.

Alcohol Alters Heart Function in Elderly Adults

Study finds that drinking alcohol causes changes in heart size and function, especially in elderly women.

Healthier School Lunches Help Combat Obesity

Improving the nutritional value of meals helped curb obesity rates in California schools, but low-income areas didn’t experience longer-term benefits.

Cash Incentives Help Smokers Quit

Rewards-based programs are much more appealing than deposit-based programs, which require smokers to risk their own money.

Dietary Fiber Reduces Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Multi-country study finds that cereal fiber has the greatest impact on diabetes risk.

Low-Dose Aspirin Safest for Heart Attack Survivors

Study finds low-dose aspirin is just as effective and carries less risk of complications than high-dose aspirin in heart attack patients.

Depression Increases Stroke Risk, Even if Symptoms Subside

Study findings highlight the need for increased screening for mental health and better treatment for conditions like depression.

One in Three Americans Has Metabolic Syndrome

One-third of Americans has a cluster of risk factors putting them at increased risk for heart disease and diabetes, based on a review of national surveys from the last decade.

Few Patients Well-Informed When Considering Heart Procedure to Relieve Chest Pain

When patients are well-educated about the decision, fewer decide to undergo the procedure.

Strong Grip Indicates Better Heart Health

Grip strength is a simple and affordable way to assess health, including risk for heart disease and stroke.

Complications From Heart Drugs More Common in Women than Men

Gender differences in the safety and efficacy of heart drugs are widely overlooked despite women having increased risk of complications.

Insulin Resistance Increases Heart Disease Risk in Women

Heart disease and insulin resistance are linked, but the latter does not need to be accounted for in heart risk calculations.

Mediterranean Diet Improves Memory and Brain Function

A diet rich in olive oil and nuts may improve brain function and reduce risk for dementia.

Vitamin D Supplements Fail to Reduce Blood Pressure

While low vitamin D levels are associated with high blood pressure, supplements are not enough to effectively lower blood pressure.

Many Hospitals Fall Short in Referrals to Cardiac Rehab

Despite the known benefits of cardiac rehab, many hospitals do not refer patients to this important follow-up care after PCI.

Physical Fitness Keeps Cholesterol Under Control

Being fit could delay the development of high cholesterol by up to fifteen years.

Moderate Wine Consumption Improves Quality of Life for Heart Failure Patients

In this study, benefits from a daily glass of wine included less depression and inflammation and a better perception of one’s health.

Few Women with Heart Disease Counseled on Birth Control Methods

A review of research on this topic finds gaps in care and stresses early education for girls.

Potassium Promotes Healthy Blood Pressure in Children

Study finds potassium, not salt, is most strongly associated with blood pressure levels in children.

An Apple a Day Keeps the Medications at Bay

Contrary to the old saying, a study finds that while regular apple consumption does not reduce the use of health care services, there are other benefits.

Obese Teens at High Risk for Heart Disease

Study finds that by the age of 17, most obese teens are facing potential heart problems later in life.

A National Plan to Get America Moving

Proposed changes to our physical and social environments encourage regular physical activity for Americans throughout the course of the day.