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.

Cardiomyopathy Increases Heart Risks in Pregnant Women

Women who develop diseases of the heart muscle during pregnancy have the greatest risk of complications.

Addressing Side Effects of Statins

Experts offer strategies for easing muscle pain sometimes associated with statin use.

Duration and Effectiveness of Nicotine Patch Use

Using the patch longer than six months has no added benefit for quitting smoking.

Moderate Physical Activity Benefits the Heart the Most

Study finds that women who exercise moderately—not strenuously—a few times a week have lower risk for heart attack and stroke.

Sauna Use Linked to Improved Heart Health

Study follows sauna bathers for over two decades and finds lower rates of sudden cardiac death among most frequent users.

Preventing Heart Attack and Stroke After Open Heart Surgery

After open heart surgery, patients must work with their care teams to manage health risks.

Gastric Bypass Helps Reverse Damage to Arteries

Weight loss surgery improves function of the heart and vessels in obese patients.

Smoking Cessation Aid Helps Ease Smokers Into Quitting

Varenicline (Chantix) offers an effective treatment option for smokers that want to gradually kick the habit.

Underestimating a Rare Heart Condition in Pregnant Women

Peripartum cardiomyopathy is underdiagnosed and may be more common than previously estimated.

Smoking Kills More Americans Than Estimates Suggest

New study identifies several new smoking-related diseases, increasing the death toll from cigarette smoking.

Best and Worst Devices and Apps for Tracking Steps

Wearable devices and smartphone apps used to track physical activity may vary in accuracy but are useful overall, says recent study.

Blood Pressure Meds Life-Saving for Patients with Diabetes

Reducing blood pressure by 10 mmHg lowers risk for heart disease.

Mediterranean Diet Protects Against Stroke

The protective benefit of healthier eating is seen even when incorporating only parts of the diet.

Heavy Drinking Increases Stroke Risk

Consuming more than two alcoholic drinks daily was linked to a 30% greater risk for stroke among study participants.

Stress Hinders Heart Attack Recovery in Women

Stress helps explain differences in heart attack outcomes among men and women.

Survey: 1 in 3 Americans Prefers Shorter Life to Daily Pill

Researchers explore the uptake of a preventive heart disease medicine.

Study Uses Health Records to Help Smokers Quit

Using electronic health records to identify and support low-income smokers highlights the ability to reduce disparities and improve public health.

Dietary Counseling Beginning in Infancy Improves Adult Heart Health

Young adults taught healthy eating habits as babies and throughout their lives were half as likely to develop metabolic syndrome compared to those receiving standard care.

Modest Drinking May Reduce Heart Failure Risk

Men and women consuming up to one drink a day have lower risk of heart failure compared to non-drinkers.

Teleconferencing Improves Stroke Treatment in Rural Settings

Virtual medical consultations enable care from specialists in areas without comprehensive stroke centers.

Running for Health? Moderation is Key

You don’t have to be a marathon runner to reap full benefits, according to a new study.

Study Questions Strict Sodium Guidelines for Older Adults

Reducing sodium intake to less than 1,500 mg a day may be excessive for older adults.

Shedding Light on a Mysterious Type of Heart Attack

MINOCA is a heart attack not resulting from narrowed arteries.

Study Disputes Use of Blood Thinners in Younger AFib Patients

The risks associated with blood thinners may outweigh the benefits in younger atrial fibrillation patients with low stroke risk.