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.

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.

One Hour of Exercise Can Offset Health Risks of Sedentary Time

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

Despite Statins, Familial Hypercholesterolemia Doubles Risk for Second Heart Attack

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

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.

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.

Good Fats Promote Longer Life

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

U.S. Food Subsidies Fuel Obesity and Declining Health

Agricultural policies may be contributing to unhealthy diets.

Being Overweight or Obese Shortens Lifespan

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

Frequent Dining Out Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Researchers studied the cardiovascular effects of an eating pattern focused on red meat, pre-made meals, snacks, sugary beverages and excessive alcohol.

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

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

Complications from AFib Procedure are More Common in Women than Men

Women with atrial fibrillation are more likely to experience complications after catheter ablation than men, but there is a silver lining to these findings.

Chocolate Protects Against Heart Attack

Three or more servings of chocolate a week reduces risk of heart attack, finds study.

Quality of Stroke Care Varies by Day and Time of Hospital Visit

The timing of hospital admission has a significant impact on stroke treatment.

Survival Rates Improving for Patients with Down Syndrome and Congenital Heart Defects

Early surgical treatment—which has become more common over the last six decades—improves outcomes.

Diabetes Outcomes Strongly Influenced by Income and Education

Poor adults with type 2 diabetes have greater risk of death than those with higher income and education levels.

The American Diet is Improving

We are eating healthier than we were in the ‘90s, but there is plenty of room for improvement, especially in low-income populations.

Sleep Deprivation Takes a Toll on Heart Health

Many studies show that a lack of sleep can have a negative impact on heart health, but few have determined why.

Study Confirms the Benefits of FDA-Approved Weight Loss Pills

On average, weight loss pills helped overweight and obese participants lose 3–19 pounds more than those taking a placebo.

Whole Grains May Help Prolong Life, Finds Study

Large analysis of studies shows that whole grain consumption reduces risk of death.

Positive Emotions Can Trigger Mysterious Heart Condition

“Broken heart syndrome” is triggered by both joyful and negative events, finds study.

Mediterranean Diet Promotes Weight Loss Despite High Fat Content

Cutting out good fats not necessary for shedding pounds, based on a recent study of the Mediterranean diet.

Walkable Communities Linked to Lower Rates of Obesity and Diabetes

Canadian study links walking to work, school or businesses to better health.

Too Much and Too Little Salt is Associated with Increased Heart Risks

Study links a low-sodium diet to increased risk in healthy adults, though most Americans consume excess sodium.

Air Pollution Accelerates Damage to the Heart's Arteries

Study shows how long-term exposure to air pollution promotes dangerous calcium build-up.
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Treatment Lags for Heart Attack Patients With Prior Surgery

Patients with history of angioplasty or who had no previous interventions are treated faster, study finds.