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.

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Web-Based Counseling Helps Lower Blood Pressure

Online counseling is a great addition to blood pressure-lowering medication.
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Replacing Aspirin with Prescription Blood Thinner Appears Safe after Heart Attack

A stronger combination of blood thinners may be safe in heart attack patients, finds study.

Experts Help Clarify Who Should Take Fish Oil Supplements

Current research shows a lack of evidence to recommend fish oil supplements to the general population.

New Tool Helps Predict Heart Risks in Patients with Familial Hypercholesterolemia

New tool to guide treatment in patients with a genetic disorder causing dangerously high cholesterol levels.

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South American Tribe Has World's Healthiest Arteries, Study Finds

What we can learn from the Tsimane tribe, in which heart disease hardly exists.
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New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Shows Promise for Patients with Heart Disease

PCSK9 inhibitors lower LDL and risk for heart complications, but access to the drug is an issue for many.

Public Health Campaign Helps Decrease Sales of Sugary Beverages

A three-year study links public health campaign to decreased sugary beverage sales in Howard County, Maryland.

Excess Sodium is Leading Dietary Cause of Heart-Related Deaths

Consuming too much salt has a strong impact on mortality risk from heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Heavy Drinking Increases Heart Risks in Men

Study links heavy drinking to stiffened arteries in men.

Stroke Survivors Largely Unaware of Their Heart Risks

Despite nurse-led education, knowledge of risk factors remains low among stroke survivors.

Few Patients with Resistant Hypertension Take Medication as Instructed

Poor medication adherence influences findings on a novel treatment for persistent high blood pressure.

Healthy Lifestyle Prevents Heart Events in Chinese Adults

A large Chinese study highlights the power of prevention.

Study Highlights Pros and Cons of Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment

Intensive blood pressure treatment reduces risk of death but increases risk of complications.

Heart Failure Risk Strongly Associated with Inactivity and Obesity

Large study of U.S. adults affirms a healthy lifestyle for prevention.

Weekly Food Delivery Has Little Added Benefit for Weight Loss

Providing food delivery as part of a weight loss program has little impact on success, finds study.

Testosterone Treatment Accelerates Artery Plaque Build-Up

Study highlights potential health risks of testosterone treatment in older men.

Low-Income Adults Have Reduced Life Expectancy

Low income should be considered a major risk factor for poor health, alongside obesity and high blood pressure, finds study.

Women with Atrial Fibrillation Suffer Worse Strokes than Men

Stroke prevention is especially critical in women with an abnormal heart rhythm, finds study.

TAVR Improves Quality of Life for Patients with Aortic Stenosis

A minimally invasive procedure improves quality of life in 62% patients with aortic stenosis, finds recent study.

Mediterranean Diet Powers 'Good' Cholesterol's Abilities

The Mediterranean diet enriched with olive oil improves HDL function in adults at high risk for heart disease.

Blood Pressure Targets for Older Adults Remain Controversial

Tight blood pressure control may carry some risks for older adults, shows recent analysis.

Skipping Meals and Late-Night Snacking Take a Toll on Heart Health

Experts encourage more mindful eating for a healthier heart.

Exercise Wards Off High Blood Pressure in African-Americans

Study shows physical activity is especially important for African-Americans, who face increased rates of high blood pressure.

Analysis Confirms Exercise is Safe for Patients with ICDs

Exercise helps patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators improve fitness and reduce ICD shocks, finds study.

Experts Raise Awareness of a New Lipid Disorder

Treating a lesser-known lipid disorder may help patients reduce risk for heart disease.