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Previously unpublished findings question the benefit of replacing saturated fats to lower cholesterol.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

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Weight Loss Surgery Helps Treat Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Patients undergoing surgery were 5 times more likely to have ideal blood sugar control and also saw improvements in other heart health markers.
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New Decision-Making Tool Improves Patient Satisfaction with Chest Pain Treatment

A simple pamphlet helps clarify treatment options for people in the ER for chest pain.
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Few Women Counseled About Their Risk for Heart Disease

Most women have one or more risk factors for heart disease yet few can recall being advised on heart health prevention.
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Recent Study Supports Statins to Prevent Heart Disease

A large international trial finds statins to be most effective for heart disease prevention.

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New Decision Tool Helps Refine Blood Thinner Use in Stent Patients

DAPT score helps weigh the risks and benefits of continued dual antiplatelet therapy after stent implantation.

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TAVR Offers Safe Alternative to Surgery for Many Patients with Aortic Stenosis

Minimally invasive procedure is as safe, if not moreso, than traditional surgery for higher-risk patients.

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Equally Aggressive Treatment Needed for Men and Women with Heart Disease

While risk factors may differ, study findings suggest plaque build-up in arteries is just as dangerous in all patients.
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Stress Tests Less Useful for Assessing Heart Disease in Women than Men

Cardiac imaging proves more useful than stress tests for determining heart risk in women, finds study.

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Virtual Health Programs Could Improve Global Health

An online challenge promotes physical activity and weight loss in over 60 countries.
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Striking Trends Show Heart Attack Patients are Getting Younger, More Obese

Experts emphasize addressing cardiovascular risk factors like high blood pressure, smoking and diabetes earlier in life.

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Open Heart Surgery Boosts Survival in Heart Failure Patients

Despite increased risks, open heart surgery improves long-term survival in patients with heart disease and heart failure.

Heart Disease Burden Has Shifted to Southern U.S. States

The highest death rates from heart disease have shifted to the South since the 1970s.

A Healthy Heart Promotes a Healthy Mind in Older Adults

Study links a heart-healthy lifestyle to improved cognitive function.