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.

Flu Vaccine Helps Keep Heart Failure Patients Out of the Hospital

British study offers strong support for annual flu vaccine.

Exercising While Angry Increases Risk for Heart Attack

The effects of extreme emotion and vigorous exercise on the heart are multiplied when combined.

Despite Mixed Evidence, Half of Americans Take Vitamins and Dietary Supplements

Experts encourage patients and physicians to review use of supplements as well as medications during office visits.

Statins Aren't the Only Option for Lowering Cholesterol

Other cholesterol lowering therapies—including a heart-healthy diet—can be similarly effective at lowering cholesterol and cardiovascular risk, finds study.

Getting Enough Sleep Is Critical for Good Health, Argue Experts

Getting the right amount of sleep should be added to the list of heart-healthy behaviors.

Adding Incentives and Restrictions to Food Assistance Programs Promotes a Healthier Diet

Key changes to the SNAP program could improve participants’ eating patterns.

New Technology Versus Tried and True Weight Loss Strategies

In this two-year study, wearable devices offered no advantage over standard approaches.

Experts Warn About the Lifetime Effects of Secondhand Smoke in Children

American Heart Association demands a zero-tolerance policy for childhood exposure to secondhand smoke.

Study Confirms Benefits of Limiting Sodium Intake

Lowering salt intake remains an important lifestyle change for adults with elevated blood pressure, confirms study.

Young Adults—Especially Women—May Lose Interest in Sex After Heart Attack

High stress levels and diabetes significantly increased patients’ chances of experiencing sex problems in the year after heart attack.

Children Should Consume No More Than Six Teaspoons of Sugar a Day

By reducing added sugar consumption, risk for health problems that lead to heart disease is lowered, and children can develop healthier lifelong eating habits.

Experts Advise Caution with Blood Pressure Treatment in Patients with Heart Disease

Study links strict blood pressure control to increased cardiovascular risk in patients with heart disease.

Not All Heart Failure Patients Benefit Equally From ICDs

Implantable devices that help prevent sudden cardiac death don’t extend the lives of all patients with heart failure.

The Importance of Promoting Heart Health in Children

Experts highlight early education about heart health for prevention later in life.

Living Farther from Cigarette Outlets Increases Chances of Quitting Smoking

In this study, every one-third mile increase in the distance from home to tobacco retailer was associated with a 16% increase in chances of quitting.

Many Patients Quit Their Jobs After Heart Failure Diagnosis

One in three patients doesn’t keep his or her job, finds study.

One Hour of Exercise Can Offset Health Risks of Sedentary Time

One-quarter of adults worldwide don’t get enough physical activity.

Surgery Becoming Safer, More Effective for Children with Congenital Heart Defects

Analysis of Finnish registries shows significant improvement in survival rates for children undergoing surgery for heart defects.

Task Force Finds Lack of Evidence to Support Childhood Lipid Screenings

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force maintains that there’s not enough evidence to support universal cholesterol screenings in children.

Despite Statins, Familial Hypercholesterolemia Doubles Risk for Second Heart Attack

Study authors emphasize screening for the genetic disorder that causes dangerously high cholesterol.

Effects of Weight Loss Drugs on Heart Health Remain Unclear, Finds Study

While weight loss drugs show promise, additional studies are needed to understand long-term impact on heart health.

U.S. Food Subsidies Fuel Obesity and Declining Health

Agricultural policies may be contributing to unhealthy diets.

Good Fats Promote Longer Life

Ridding your diet of saturated and trans fats could add years to your life, finds study.

Women and Minorities Less Likely to Receive Counseling on ICDs for Heart Failure

Counseling on potentially life-saving heart failure treatment is lacking.

Being Overweight or Obese Shortens Lifespan

International study of nearly 4 million adults confirms increased risk of death for adults carrying excess weight.