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.

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.

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.

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

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

Chocolate Protects Against Heart Attack

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

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.

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.

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.

Whole Grains May Help Prolong Life, Finds Study

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

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.

Positive Emotions Can Trigger Mysterious Heart Condition

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

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.

Walkable Communities Linked to Lower Rates of Obesity and Diabetes

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

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.
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Cardiogenic Shock Increases Risk for Heart Patients

Study shows higher risk of death or rehospitalization in first 60 days after discharge; gap narrows after one year.
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Death Rate Rises Among Heart Attack Patients With Cardiogenic Shock

In-hospital outcomes not improving despite use of state-of-the-art measures.

Obese Male Teens at High Risk for Heart Failure as Adults

Swedish study finds that obese young men are nearly ten times more likely to develop heart failure by middle age.

One-Third of Atrial Fibrillation Patients Not Getting Optimal Treatment

Study finds one in three AFib patients are not receiving recommended blood thinners to reduce risk of stroke.

"Silent" Heart Attacks Common in Middle-Aged Adults

Nearly half of all heart attacks go unnoticed.

Wearable Monitor Helps Identify Patients with High Blood Pressure

Home blood pressure monitoring helps identify “masked” hypertension in black adults, finds study.

Patients Shy Away From Sex After a Heart Attack, Study Finds

Despite being safe for most patients, many adults with heart disease avoid sexual activity.

Experts Challenge the Need for Fasting Cholesterol Tests

Fasting for cholesterol tests may soon be a thing of the past, based on new recommendations.

Mediterranean Diet Helps Protect Against Heart Attack and Stroke

Researchers highlight the importance of choosing wholesome foods rather than avoiding nutrient-poor foods.