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.

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.

Pregnancy Complications Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Study confirms the effect of reproductive factors including younger age at first birth, history of miscarriages and lack of breastfeeding.

Night Shifts Take a Toll on Heart Health

A study on U.S. female nurses finds that overnight work increases risk for heart attack.

E-cigarettes Have Immediate Negative Effect on Heart Health

Electronic cigarettes are just as harmful to heart health as tobacco cigarettes, study confirms.

Picture Warnings on Cigarette Packs Increase Quit Attempts

Graphic depictions of the effects of smoking help discourage smoking, finds study.

A Fresh Look at Saturated Fats, Vegetable Oil and Cholesterol

Previously unpublished findings question the benefit of replacing saturated fats to lower cholesterol.

Heart Disease Prevention Also Wards off Alzheimer's and Dementia

Simple heart-healthy choices could reduce risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s by 20%, finds study.

Latest U.S. Obesity Trends Still Concerning

National data from 2013–2014 confirms that obesity rates remain high among U.S. children and adults.

Current Obesity Trends Raise Global Health Concerns

Global obesity rates have tripled since the 1970s.

Chinese Study Confirms the Health Benefits of Fresh Fruit

Fruit lowers risk for heart disease, yet only 1 in 5 Chinese adults consumes fresh fruit on a regular basis.

Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Reduces Risk for Kidney Disease

A simple set of guidelines for preventing heart disease may protect against chronic kidney disease, finds study.
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Continued Challenges for Women in Cardiology

Female cardiologists remain underrepresented and face more challenges in finding work-life balance than their male counterparts, finds survey study.