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.

Coronary Artery Calcification Likely the Best Marker of Heart Health

Checking for calcium build-up in the heart’s arteries identifies patients at increased risk for heart disease, finds study.

Quality of Life as a Key Goal for Older Adults with Heart Disease

Maintaining independence should be a key goal of treatment, argue experts.

Gum Disease and Tooth Loss Linked to Heart Risks in Older Women

Maintaining healthy gums may help reduce risk for heart disease.

Belly Fat Increases Risk for High Blood Pressure

A Chinese study of men and women assesses abdominal obesity and blood pressure.
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Study Tests Safety and Efficacy of Exercise in Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Individuals with HCM benefited from tailored, moderate-intensity exercise programs.
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Prescription Blood Thinners Recommended Over Aspirin in Patients with Venous Thromboembolism

Study finds rivaroxaban to be nearly three times as effective at reducing risk for venous thromboembolism compared to aspirin.

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Promising Data for a Minimally-Invasive Device that Treats Mitral Regurgitation

The MitraClip procedure is generally successful in elderly patients with leaky heart valves.
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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.