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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Vitamin D Improves Cardiac Function in Heart Failure

Study assesses a simple and promising treatment for the 5 million Americans with heart failure.

Yogurt Helps Protect Women from High Blood Pressure

Regular yogurt consumption reduces risk for high blood pressure by 20 percent in women, finds study.

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Yoga Improves Quality of Life in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Yoga should be offered as complementary therapy, argue experts.

Endometriosis Increases Risk for Heart Disease in Young Women

A condition affecting the female reproductive organs triples risk for heart disease in women under 40.

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Investigating the Link Between Depression and Heart Attack

Study highlights the need to improve diagnosis and treatment for depression in heart patients.

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Immediate Beta Blocker Treatment Fails to Improve Heart Attack Outcomes

Beta blockers fail to reduce permanent tissue damage after a heart attack, but may have other benefits.

Updated Guidelines for Dual Blood Thinners to Treat Heart Disease

New recommendations help reduce risk of complications and maximize benefits of treatment.

Anxiety Masks Heart Disease in Women

Heart disease may be overlooked in women with anxiety, causing delays in diagnosis and treatment.

Heavy Drinking Heightens Immediate Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke

The protective benefits of alcohol only come with moderation.

Harmful Gut Bacteria Linked to Poorer Health Among People with Heart Failure

Inflammation-causing bacteria levels are higher in severe heart failure.

Study Highlights the Need to Improve Education on Atrial Fibrillation

Study participants’ levels of education were closely related to their AFib treatment decisions.

Viagra May Prevent Rare Lung Condition in Swimmers

The drug’s blood pressure-lowering effect reduces the likelihood of pulmonary edema.

Beet Juice Lowers Blood Pressure and Boosts Exercise Endurance in Heart Failure Patients

Nitrates in beet juice may help improve blood flow and exercise ability.

Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Reduce Risk of Death Even Years After Use

Study illustrates the lifelong benefits of statin use.

Decline in Dementia Rates Over Past Three Decades

Study analyzed data on trends in older adults in the Framingham Heart Study.

Study Confirms Benefits of Tight Blood Pressure Control

A recent review of evidence finds that intensive blood pressure treatment reduces risk for heart attack and stroke.

Dementia and Heart Disease Are Major Concerns for Elderly Adults

Researchers explore whether preventing calcium build-up in arteries would mitigate the likelihood of developing the conditions.

Texting Programs Improve Medication Adherence in Patients with Chronic Disease

A recent study suggests that text messaging programs double the odds of medication adherence in adults with chronic disease.

Minimizing Weight Gain in Obese Women During Pregnancy

A UK study finds that the common diabetes drug metformin helped reduce weight gain and risk for complications.

Lightweight Vest Protects Children with Abnormal Heart Rhythm

The FDA expands the use of a lifesaving vest to children at risk for sudden cardiac death.

Don't Just Sit There: Sedentary Time and Diabetes Risk

Hours spent sitting are linked to higher risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Sleep Disorders Increase Diabetes Risk in Women

Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep is associated with up to four times the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes.

Growing Need for Heart Transplants in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Experts highlight the challenges faced by this population when it comes to receiving advanced therapies.

Driving is Safe for Most Patients with a History of Fainting

Study assesses what can happen when heart rate and blood pressure suddenly drop while driving.

Improving Heart Attack Treatment and Prevention in Women

Experts address key heart attack differences in men and women.