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.

Exercise Cuts Heart Failure Risk in Half

Staying active drastically reduces risk for developing heart failure, according to a large Swedish study.

Cholesterol Screenings Uncommon in Children

Few children were screened for cholesterol before the recommendation of universal screenings during adolescence, released in 2011.

Support From Friends and Family Wards Off Stroke

New study finds a link between stroke risk and the size of one’s social network.

Weight Watchers and Atkins Equally as Effective

There’s little difference between trademarked diet programs, finds new study.

Less Educated Smokers Have Greatest Stroke Risk

Traditional risk factors for stroke are especially dangerous in poorly educated adults, finds study.

Belly Fat Increases Risk for High Blood Pressure

Where people carry extra weight can impact their risk for high blood pressure, finds new study.

Heart Group Says E-Cigarettes Require Strict Regulation

Electronic cigarettes should be included in smoke-free air laws, according to the American Heart Association.

Comprehensive Testing Helps Predict Stroke Risk

Study finds that a comprehensive group of common heart tests may better estimate stroke risk in patients.

Estimated 40% of Americans to Develop Diabetes in Their Lifetime

Diabetes is much more common than it was decades ago, leaving experts to estimate that two in five U.S. adults will develop the disease.

Drop in Hospitalizations for Heart Disease and Stroke

There have been significant improvements in the treatment and prevention of heart disease in the past decade, based on national hospital trends.

Safety Concerns About AFib Drug Digoxin

New study raises safety concerns about use of the common heart rate medication in atrial fibrillation patients.

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk for Heart Disease

The closer you adhere to a Mediterranean diet, the lower your cardiovascular risk may be, finds Spanish study.

Heart Disease Trends Vary by Race and Gender

Women and African-Americans hit hardest by traditional risk factors for heart disease, finds study.

Folic Acid Deficiency Rare in U.S.

Study finds folic acid deficiency is extremely rare, making routine tests unnecessary in the general population.

Changes in Statin-Use Based on New Guidelines

Doctors should change the way they prescribe cholesterol-lowering statins, based on new guidelines designed to help patients prevent heart attack and stroke.

Concerns about Neck Therapy and Stroke Risk

While there isn’t enough evidence that neck manipulation directly causes cervical artery dissection and stroke, experts believe patients should be informed about the association.

All-in-One Pill to Prevent Heart Disease?

A polypill to prevent heart disease has the potential to save millions of lives, according to experts.

Sitting Too Much Diminishes Fitness Level

No matter how much you may exercise, sitting for long periods of time reduces fitness, finds study.

Staying Active and Reducing Sedentary Time Key to Combating Obesity

Study finds that increasing physical activity and limiting sedentary time is the best combination for obesity prevention.

Reducing Risk of Heart Complications During Surgery

New guidelines help doctors and patients make the best possible decisions related to non-cardiac surgery.

Reducing Health Disparities in Hispanics and Latinos

Hispanics in the U.S. face dramatic health disparities, according to a recently-released statement.

Short Runs May Help Adults Live Longer, Healthier Lives

According to a recent study, running just 5-10 minutes a day could have significant health benefits.

Heat Stroke, Not Sudden Cardiac Death, is Top Threat for Marathon Runners

Long distance running involves a slightly increased risk of death, with heat stroke being the main cause, finds study.

Heart Attack Trends Among Young Adults

We’ve made little progress over the last decade in reducing heart attacks among young adults, according to a recent study.

Fitness Helps Predict Risk for Heart Disease

Fitness level is an important factor to consider when estimating a person’s 30-year risk of death from heart disease, according to a recent study.