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.

Negative Press for Statins Discourages Patients from Taking Their Meds

Not taking cholesterol-lowering statins as prescribed means higher risk for heart attack and death.

Fit Young Adults Have Lower Risk for Heart Disease Later in Life

Maintaining one’s fitness level is the key to a lower risk profile.

Women with Diabetes Especially Vulnerable to Heart Risks from Air Pollution

Fine particulate matter is unhealthy for all but especially for women with diabetes.

Stroke Risk High Among Young Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Having a heart defect at birth also means up to 12 times higher risk of stroke than the general population.

Regular Exercise Prevents Heart Disease in Elderly Adults

You’re never too old to exercise, according to a study linking regular physical activity to reduced risk for heart attack, stroke and death in adults over 75.

Sex Differences in Blood Thinner Treatment for AFib

Despite the drug’s benefits, women are less likely to receive optimal dose of dabigatran.

Sugary Drinks Boost Heart Failure Risk

Two or more sugar-sweetened drinks a day increase risk for heart failure in men, study finds.

Teens Enticed to Smoke with Flavored Tobacco

Study finds 8 out of 10 teens use flavored products when trying tobacco for the first time.

Declines in U.S. Death Rates Have Slowed

Researchers measure progress on heart disease and other leading causes of death, and identify areas for improvement.

Low-Fat Diets Not the Best Weight Loss Solution

A review of more than 50 clinical trials comparing low- versus higher-fat diets shows no significant difference in weight loss results.

Fruits and Vegetables Help Reduce Future Heart Risk

Eating fruits and veggies in your 20s and 30s reduces risk for heart disease later in life, finds study.

Botox Prevents Abnormal Heart Rhythm After Open Heart Surgery

Botox injections help prevent surgery complications for atrial fibrillation patients.

High Blood Pressure Overlooked in Many Patients

Study highlights risks associated with white coat and masked hypertension.

The More Exercise the Better to Prevent Heart Failure

Exceeding the recommended levels of physical activity may reduce heart failure risk by up to 35%.

Sedentary Time is a Major Health Concern for Latinos

Study finds Latinos spend three-fourths of the day sedentary, which takes a toll on heart health.

Non-statin Cholesterol Therapy Declining Among Older Adults

Fewer older adults are on non-statin lipid therapy due to concerns raised by recent clinical trials, finds study.

Young Adults, Especially Women, Don't Know Their Risk for Heart Disease

Only half of young adults suffering a heart attack knew they were at risk, finds study.

African-American Veterans Healthier Than White Counterparts

Analysis of VA data stands in contrast to health disparities in the general U.S. population.

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.

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.

A Healthy Lifestyle in Midlife Makes for Healthier Golden Years

The benefits of healthy choices carry long into older adulthood.