Home Diabetes Related Health News Heart Disease and Diabetes

Heart Disease and Diabetes

Current news, research and studies about heart disease, including stroke, cardiac arrest, clogged arteries, embolisms, stents, bypass surgery, statins, and more.

Hypoglycemia, Cardiovascular Complications Common in Older Diabetic Patients

Cardiovascular complications and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) were common nonfatal complications in adults 60 years of age and older with diabetes.

Grapes Reduce Risk Factors for Heart Disease and Diabetes, Study Shows

Findings show grape consumption lowered blood pressure, improved heart function and reduced other risk factors for heart disease and metabolic syndrome.

First Clinical Trial of Red Wine Ingredient Shows Beneficial Metabolic Shifts

When obese men take a relatively small dose of resveratrol in purified form every day for a month, their metabolisms change for the better.
Diabetes Drug May Also Offer Vascular Protection

Study: Diabetes Drug May Also Offer Vascular Protection

A University of Missouri study suggests a type 2 diabetes medication provided arterial protection and may prevent aortic stiffening and cardiovascular risks. Obesity and Type...

New CPR Devices Approved by FDA May Increase Heart Attack Survival

The FDA approved the ResQCPR System, devices for first responders that may improve a cardiac arrest patient's chance of surviving. The U.S. Food and Drug...

Common Diabetes Drug Causes Arteries to Spasm, Endangering Heart

The oral medications most widely used to lower blood-sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes are likely to increase the risk of spasm of the coronary arteries.

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help Prevent Stroke Recurrence

People who take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins after a stroke may be less likely to have another stroke later.

Study: Omega 3 Fatty Acids Influence Mood, Impulsivity And Personality

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may influence mood, personality and behavior, according to results of a study presented by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers at the 64th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society in Denver.
Pollution Affects Blood Sugar Levels and Cholesterol

Air Pollution Linked to Poorer Blood Sugar and Cholesterol

Exposure to air pollution has an especially negative impact on people with diabetes, which includes worsening blood sugar levels. Exposure to air pollution can worsen...
Fewer Heart Attacks if Statins are Prescribed Differently, Says Study.

Fewer Heart Attacks if Statins are Prescribed Differently, Says Study

A research team has developed a new approach to prescribing statins which would lower the risk of heart attack for many people. Millions of people...

Stroke Patients With High Blood Sugar at Higher Risk of Death

Stroke patients who have hyperglycemia at the time of admission to the hospital for treatment of the stroke are at higher risk of death than stroke patients with normal blood sugar levels, according to a recent study.

Study Shows Patients Taking Lipitor Show Significant Cardiovascular Benefit

Preliminary results showed diabetic patients who took the cholesterol-lowering medicine Lipitor had significantly fewer heart attacks, strokes and surgical procedures compared to patients who received placebo.

Newly Identified Genes Influence Insulin and Glucose Regulation, 5 variants raise type 2 diabetes...

Researchers found 13 new genetic variants that influence blood glucose regulation, insulin resistance, and the function of insulin-secreting beta cells in populations of European descent. Five of the variants increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Two Treatments That Slow the Development of Diabetes May Reduce Heart Disease Risk

The study found that both treatments induced positive changes in the level of particles that carry cholesterol and triglycerides through the blood stream.

Caloric Restriction Appears To Prevent Primary Aging In The Heart

Eating a very low-calorie yet nutritionally balanced diet is good for your heart. Studying heart function in members of an organization called the Caloric Restriction Society, investigators found that their hearts functioned like the hearts of much younger people.

Substance in Tangerines Fights Obesity and Protects Against Heart Disease

New research has discovered a substance in tangerines not only prevents obesity, but also offers protection against type 2 diabetes, and even atherosclerosis.

From the Archive

Other Health News