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.

Mediterranean Diet Powers 'Good' Cholesterol's Abilities

The Mediterranean diet enriched with olive oil improves HDL function in adults at high risk for heart disease.

Women with Atrial Fibrillation Suffer Worse Strokes than Men

Stroke prevention is especially critical in women with an abnormal heart rhythm, finds study.

TAVR Improves Quality of Life for Patients with Aortic Stenosis

A minimally invasive procedure improves quality of life in 62% patients with aortic stenosis, finds recent study.

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.

Blood Pressure Targets for Older Adults Remain Controversial

Tight blood pressure control may carry some risks for older adults, shows recent analysis.

Exercise Wards Off High Blood Pressure in African-Americans

Study shows physical activity is especially important for African-Americans, who face increased rates of high blood pressure.

Skipping Meals and Late-Night Snacking Take a Toll on Heart Health

Experts encourage more mindful eating for a healthier heart.

Analysis Confirms Exercise is Safe for Patients with ICDs

Exercise helps patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators improve fitness and reduce ICD shocks, finds study.

Experts Raise Awareness of a New Lipid Disorder

Treating a lesser-known lipid disorder may help patients reduce risk for heart disease.

Heart Failure Rates on the Rise, Show Latest Statistics

While heart failure has become an increasing concern, overall death rates from heart disease declined by 25% in recent years.

Raising Awareness for Early Signs of Heart Attack

Most younger heart patients experience warning signs in the week before a heart attack but few take action, finds study.

Study Helps Identify High-Risk Patients with a Complication from Congenital Heart Defects

Experts hope these findings will help improve outcomes for patients with Eisenmenger syndrome.

Prevention of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Wards off Heart Failure Later in Life

Being free of heart risk factors like high blood pressure at midlife helps delay heart failure by 15 years.

Study Questions Usefulness of Financial Penalties to Improve Quality of Care

Financial incentives to improve heart failure care not as effective as policy makers had hoped, finds study.

Alcohol Abuse Doubles Risk for Heart Disease

The negative health effects of alcohol abuse are similar to that of traditional cardiovascular risk factors, finds study.

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Help Lower Blood Pressure in Stroke Patients

Eating healthy and staying active help stroke survivors reduce blood pressure.

The Global Burden of High Blood Pressure

Data from 200 countries shows growing rates of high blood pressure in the poorest countries.

New, Sex-Specific Calculator Refines Heart Patients' Mortality Risk

Used with exercise stress tests, the new calculator better predicts mortality risk for both women and men.

Healthy Lifestyle Helps Offset Genetic Risk for Heart Disease

For patients with high genetic risk for heart disease, healthy lifestyle choices nearly cut risk in half, finds study.

Inflammation Triggers Heart Problems From Air Pollution

Chronic inflammation of blood vessels leads to clogged arteries and increased cardiovascular risk.

Experts Clarify Definition of a Heart-Healthy Diet

The key to improving one’s diet lies in adapting recommendations based on cultural, economic and taste preferences.

Calcium Has No Impact—Good or Bad—On Heart Health

Despite mixed findings, experts offer guidelines on calcium intake for adults without heart disease.

Study Casts Doubt on Protective Role of Good Cholesterol

It’s unlikely that HDL cholesterol is an independent risk factor for heart disease.

Study Questions Effects of White Coat Hypertension

Spikes in blood pressure at the doctor’s office are not directly to blame for increased cardiovascular risk, finds study.

A New Strategy to Prevent One Million Heart Attacks and Strokes

Experts hope to reduce heart attack and stroke rates by coupling a new risk estimation tool with a new insurance model.