Diabetes (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.

Three Prevention Efforts Could Save 94 Million Lives Over 25 Years

Global analysis shows that improving blood pressure and diet could save millions of lives over the next few decades.

Healthy Arteries are Linked to Better Heart Function in Middle Age

Developing heart-healthy habits as a young adult helps keep your heart strong in middle age.

Long Workdays Linked to Increased Risk for Stroke

French study links 10-hour workdays to stronger likelihood of stroke among men and women alike.

Decades of Health Gains Lost After Cutbacks in Low-Income, Rural Maine

Study suggests continued health programming is needed to reduce health disparities in low-income communities.

Being Overweight and Obese Damages Heart Muscle

Swedish study links carrying excess weight to a weaker heart and heart failure later in life.

Energy Drinks Quickly Affect the Heart

Study finds energy drinks cause changes in heartbeat and blood pressure within hours.

Study Questions Long-Term Heart Benefits of Tight Blood Sugar Control

Tight blood pressure control in military veterans study failed to reduce heart risks years after treatment.

Experts Provide Guidance on Managing Diabetes and Heart Failure

Treating diabetes and heart failure together should be handled differently than managing each condition alone.

Cholesterol Disorder Overlooked in Many Young Heart Attack Patients

Familial hypercholesterolemia is overlooked and undertreated.

Air Pollution Shortens Lifespan by Two Years

A new model suggests that death toll from air pollution is twice as high as initial estimates.

It's Wise to Limit Sugary Drinks, Including Fruit Juices

Study of 13,000 U.S. adults links consumption of sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices, to increased risk of death.

Bringing Cardiac Rehabilitation Out of Clinics and Into Homes

A scientific statement explores the potential of at-home cardiac rehab programs.

Study Supports Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment in All Adults with Diabetes

Intensive blood pressure treatment isn't just for high-risk patients with type 2 diabetes.

Red and Processed Meats Increase Risk for Heart Disease

Not all animal products threaten heart health, finds European study of 500,000 adults.

Ability to Stand and Walk Helps Identify High-Risk Elderly Adults After Heart Attack

Experts develop a risk model to identify which elderly adults are likely to experience complications after a heart attack.

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Exercise Helps Minimize Health Effects of Too Much Sitting

Australian study finds five hours of exercise a week helps eliminate mortality risk associated with sedentary time.
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New Drug Proven Safe and Effective in Children with Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes drug liraglutide is effective but carries some risk of side effects, shows clinical trial.

Screen Time and Inactivity on the Rise

Americans spend more time sitting in front of the TV or computer than ever before, despite known health risks.

Skipping Breakfast Nearly Doubles Risk for Heart-Related Death

Long-term study of U.S. adults underscores why the morning meal may be the most important of the day.

New Sugar Labels to Prevent 1 Million Cases of Heart Disease and Diabetes

Highlighting added sugars for consumers will save both lives and money over the next 20 years.

Stress From Workplace Violence Linked to Increased Heart Risks

Bullying and violence in the workplace increase blood pressure, heart rate and inflammation.

Taking Care of Your Teeth Benefits Heart Health

Frequent tooth brushing and dental visits could reduce risk for heart disease, finds study of a large Korean registry.

Study Confirms Benefits of Getting Active in Middle Age

It’s never too late to get active, shows study of more than 315,000 retired adults. 

Implantable Monitor Identifies Heart Attacks Earlier, Reduces Delay in Treatment

“Symptom-to-door” time—how long it takes to get to hospital after symptoms arise—is reduced by nearly half in study of high-risk patients.

Cholesterol Screenings Staggeringly Low in Women of Childbearing Age

Pennsylvania study highlights a missed opportunity for OB/GYNs to screen women for dangerous cholesterol disorders.