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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Common Arthritis Drug Helps the Heart, Too

Study suggests that arthritis drug, colchicine, helps treat chronic heart inflammation.
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Treating Mild Heart Failure with CRT

Study pinpoints heart failure patients that might benefit from cardiac resynchronization therapy.

Some Physical Activity is Better Than None

Adults engaging in any level of regular physical activity have lower risk of death compared to those who get no exercise, according to research.
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Vast Improvements in Diabetes Management

Patients with diabetes are living longer, healthier lives, says study showing a vast decline in diabetes-related complications since 1990.
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Researchers Abandon Trials of New Diabetes Drug

Clinical trials involving aleglitazar for patients with acute coronary syndrome are ended early due to safety concerns.
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Weight Loss Surgery Helps Manage Diabetes

Weight loss surgery helps obese patients with type 2 diabetes manage their blood sugar levels, according to research.
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Head-to-Head Comparison of Heart Valves

New research clarifies which type of valve replacement device is most effective in treating patients with severe aortic stenosis.
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New Class of Drugs Helps Lower Cholesterol

New drug, evolocumab, may help dramatically lower “bad” cholesterol levels, according to multiple research trials.
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Stumbling Block in Attempt to Reduce Risk of Complications from Surgery

Aspirin and blood-pressure lowering medication fail to improve outcomes in surgical patients at risk for heart disease.
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Diabetes Drug Ruled Out as Heart Attack Treatment

A common diabetes drug, metformin, failed to improve outcomes for non-diabetic patients after a heart attack.

Heart Attack Survival Rates Poorest in the South

Southerners more likely to die from heart attack than any other U.S. region, according to a recent study.

Indoor Smoking Ban Saves Lives

Michigan’s new smoke-free air laws helped reduce hospitalizations from heart disease, finds study.
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CoreValve a Promising Alternative for the Treatment of Aortic Stenosis

Device proves effective for patients considered high-risk for surgical valve replacement.
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Celiac Disease Linked to Increased Heart Disease Risk

Study suggests inflammation associated with celiac disease may increase risk for heart disease and stroke.
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No Benefit Seen in Renal Denervation for Patients with Resistant Hypertension

Despite results, researchers say study proves to be a huge step in learning about such medical devices.

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Study Tests New Medication for Chronic Coronary Heart Disease

A new drug to reduce inflammation shows no added benefit in patients with stable heart disease.

Fruits and Vegetables Help Lower Heart Attack Risk Later in Life

Women who eat plenty of fruits and vegetables during their 20s have healthier arteries later in life, finds study.

Marriage Linked to Lower Heart Risk

People who are married have fewer heart problems than those who are single, divorced or widowed, according to recent study.

Diet Drinks Could Spell Heart Trouble for Older Women

Largest study of its kind links frequent diet drink consumption to increased risk for heart disease in older women.

Statins May Help Improve Men's Love Lives

Popular cholesterol-lowering drugs may offer added benefit for men with erectile dysfunction.

Study Sparks Debate Over Saturated Fats

Researchers involved in new study question the association between fat consumption and heart health.

New Cholesterol Guidelines Could Mean More People Need Statins

Study finds 13 million more Americans should be on cholesterol-lowering drugs, according to 2013 cholesterol guidelines.

Secondhand Smoke Causes Permanent Damage to Children's Arteries

Exposure to secondhand smoke during childhood ages arteries later in life, study finds.

Panel: Depression Should be a Risk Factor for Heart Disease

After thorough review, experts recommend adding depression to the list of risk factors for heart disease.

Losing Temper Increases Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke

Outbursts of anger may trigger heart attack or stroke within two hours, according to review of studies.