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.

Teens Enticed to Smoke with Flavored Tobacco

Study finds 8 out of 10 teens use flavored products when trying tobacco for the first time.

Declines in U.S. Death Rates Have Slowed

Researchers measure progress on heart disease and other leading causes of death, and identify areas for improvement.

Low-Fat Diets Not the Best Weight Loss Solution

A review of more than 50 clinical trials comparing low- versus higher-fat diets shows no significant difference in weight loss results.

Sugary Drinks Boost Heart Failure Risk

Two or more sugar-sweetened drinks a day increase risk for heart failure in men, study finds.

Fruits and Vegetables Help Reduce Future Heart Risk

Eating fruits and veggies in your 20s and 30s reduces risk for heart disease later in life, finds study.

High Blood Pressure Overlooked in Many Patients

Study highlights risks associated with white coat and masked hypertension.

Botox Prevents Abnormal Heart Rhythm After Open Heart Surgery

Botox injections help prevent surgery complications for atrial fibrillation patients.

The More Exercise the Better to Prevent Heart Failure

Exceeding the recommended levels of physical activity may reduce heart failure risk by up to 35%.

Sedentary Time is a Major Health Concern for Latinos

Study finds Latinos spend three-fourths of the day sedentary, which takes a toll on heart health.

Non-statin Cholesterol Therapy Declining Among Older Adults

Fewer older adults are on non-statin lipid therapy due to concerns raised by recent clinical trials, finds study.

Young Adults, Especially Women, Don't Know Their Risk for Heart Disease

Only half of young adults suffering a heart attack knew they were at risk, finds study.

Experts Call for More Research on Microvascular Disease—A ‘Woman’s Problem’

Better diagnosis and treatment are needed for this heart condition that is often overlooked.

It's Never Too Late to Start Making Healthier Food Choices

Even modest improvements in diet help prevent heart disease.

African-American Veterans Healthier Than White Counterparts

Analysis of VA data stands in contrast to health disparities in the general U.S. population.

Women Less Likely to Take Medication to Prevent Second Heart Attack

Women are either less likely than men to receive a prescription for preventive medication or to fill the prescription.

Alcohol-Related Injury and Disease Pose Global Health Concern

Excessive drinking is a major public health issue in high- and low-income countries alike.

Therapy is Useful for Heart Failure Patients Experiencing Depression

Cognitive therapy eases depression symptoms, which improves quality of life and helps keep these patients out of the hospital.

Music Boosts Heart Health

Music’s effect on heart activity, blood pressure and breathing bodes well for health.

A Healthy Lifestyle in Midlife Makes for Healthier Golden Years

The benefits of healthy choices carry long into older adulthood.

Coronary Artery Calcium Helps Identify Patients Eligible for Statins

Calcium build-up in the heart’s main arteries helps identify individuals most in need of the cholesterol-lowering medication.

Measuring Calcium Build-Up Helps Predict Risk for Heart Disease

New risk calculations include coronary artery calcification in addition to factors like age, cholesterol, blood pressure and smoking status.

Risk of Sudden Death Very Low in Children Born with Heart Defects

Sudden cardiac death is very rare in children with heart defects and rarely occurs during physical activity.

Blacks Have Shorter Life Expectancy After Heart Attack Than Whites

The largest gaps in life expectancy among study participants occurred in higher income areas.
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Providers and Patients Miss the Mark in Referrals and Participation in Cardiac Rehab

Even when heart attack patients are referred to cardiac rehabilitation, few complete the program.

Impact of Global Food System on Heart Health

Experts say our food supply has taken a toll on global cardiovascular health.