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.

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.

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.

A Healthy Lifestyle in Midlife Makes for Healthier Golden Years

The benefits of healthy choices carry long into older adulthood.

Music Boosts Heart Health

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

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.

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.

Blacks Have Shorter Life Expectancy After Heart Attack Than Whites

The largest gaps in life expectancy among study participants occurred in higher income areas.

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.
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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.

Study Shows That Small Quantities of Trans Fats From Dairy and Meat May Be Safe

Despite concerns about trans fats and increased cardiovascular risk, study confirms trans fats are safe in small quantities.

Preschool Program Instills Healthy Habits in Young Children

Experts hope encouraging healthy habits early on will help improve heart health in adulthood.

Longer, But Not Necessarily Healthier, Lives

While life expectancy continues to rise, heart disease becomes the leading cause of disability around the world.

Diabetes Remains a Major Health Concern in the U.S.

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or are at risk for developing this disease.

Moderate Exercise Helps Ward Off Heart Failure

Walking or biking just 20 minutes a day cuts heart failure risk by more than 20%.

Screening Children for Genetic Disorder That Causes High Cholesterol

Universal cholesterol screenings in Slovenia help identify children at risk for familial hypercholesterolemia.

Deep Belly Fat Increases Cardiovascular Risk

Study finds that both volume and type of belly fat have an impact on heart health.

Age and Gender Differences in Heart Disease Mortality Rates

Despite recent drops in cardiovascular mortality rates, death toll among young adults remains high.

Working Long Hours Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

Working 55 hours or more a week increases stroke risk by 33%.

Flu Vaccine Reduces Risk for Heart Attack

A review of 16 recent studies suggests the flu vaccine offers heart protection even for adults without known heart disease. 

Minorities Less Likely to Call 911 After Stroke

Despite recommendations to call 911 at the first sign of stroke, minorities are less likely to seek immediate medical assistance than whites.

Blood Pressure and Cognitive Function in Elderly Adults

Stopping blood pressure medication has little effect on brain function in elderly adults, says study.