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.

Potassium Promotes Healthy Blood Pressure in Children

Study finds potassium, not salt, is most strongly associated with blood pressure levels in children.

Obese Teens at High Risk for Heart Disease

Study finds that by the age of 17, most obese teens are facing potential heart problems later in life.

A National Plan to Get America Moving

Proposed changes to our physical and social environments encourage regular physical activity for Americans throughout the course of the day.

Depression Takes a Greater Toll on African-Americans with Heart Failure

Research findings warn against ignoring depressive symptoms in this population already at greater risk for the condition.

Exercise Helps Prevent Irregular Heartbeat

Staying fit reduces risk for atrial fibrillation.

Air Pollution from Major Roads Increases Risk of Stroke

Air pollution may cause the brain to age more quickly and impact its structure.

Detecting Clogged Arteries to Potentially Prevent Heart Disease

3–D testing finds nearly two-thirds of healthy, middle-aged adults have early signs of heart disease.

Those Born with Heart Defects Living Longer, Healthier Lives

A recent scientific statement highlights the importance of managing heart defects in older adults.

Sleep Apnea and High Blood Pressure: A Dangerous Pair

Addressing sleep apnea may be the key to treating many patients with high blood pressure.

Study Helps Patients Understand Risks of Non-Surgical Valve Replacement

New data will help patients better understand risks tied to factors like age, gender and existing medical conditions.

Childhood Abuse and Neglect Raise Blood Pressure Prematurely

Traumatic experiences in childhood impact heart health by causing higher blood pressure earlier in life.

Moderate Drinking Lowers Heart Failure Risk

One or two drinks a day may help protect the heart, according to a study of more than 33,000 Swedish men.

Sleep Apnea Device Benefits Patients with AFib

Breathing device used at night helps cut AFib episodes in half, according to a review of recent studies.

Sports May Be Safe for Children with Long QT Syndrome

Contrary to current guidelines, exercise may not be problematic for children with this congenital heart condition.

Is There an Exercise 'Sweet Spot' for Longer Life?

Two large-scale studies take a close look at meeting or exceeding current exercise guidelines, but one thing is clear: Any physical activity is far better than none.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Rare for Adults Engaged in Sports

Study highlights the benefits of exercise and sports in middle-aged adults, as well as CPR training.

Heart Attack Risk Especially High Among Divorced Women

Even women who remarried had 35% greater heart attack risk than those who were continuously married.

Consistently Low Cholesterol is Key to a Healthy Heart

Study links fluctuation in LDL levels and the likelihood of a heart event.

Every Hour Spent Watching TV Increases Diabetes Risk

More evidence points to sitting as a contributor to heart disease risk.

Despite Common Fears, Exercise Safe for Patients with ICDs

Exercise is not only safe but improves heart health of patients with ICDs, says study.

Strategies for Combatting Childhood Obesity

Early lifestyle interventions are urgently needed to stop growing childhood obesity rates.

Children of Smokers Have Increased Risk of Heart Disease in Adulthood

Quitting is the best approach for the health of the family, but limiting children’s exposure to smoke can help.

Exercise Prevents Fall Injuries in Older Women

Finnish study assesses the effects of Vitamin D and strength training in women prone to falling.

Having a Sense of Purpose Protects Against Stroke

Maintaining a sense of purpose as we age imparts important health benefits.
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Short Hospital Stays after Angioplasty Are Often Sufficient for Older Patients

Study finds patients 65 or older discharged from the hospital as early as 48 hours after angioplasty following a heart attack have similar outcomes as those who stay four-to-five days.