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.

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...
Journal of Medicinal Food

Black Raspberry Lowers Cardiovascular Risk in Metabolic Syndrome

Researchers investigated short-term effects of black raspberry on arterial stiffness - an indicator of cardiovascular disease - on people with metabolic syndrome.Researchers investigated short-term...
Metformin Cuts Risk of Heart DIsease Death

Study Finds Best Diabetes Drug for Lowering Heart Disease Death Risk

The most commonly prescribed stand-alone drug for type 2 diabetes reduces the relative risk of dying from heart disease as much as 40-percent more...
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...
Blood Pressure Treatment Risk for Diabetic Patients

Blood Pressure Treatment May Harm Diabetic Patients

A new study has produced some alarming results about an increased risk of dying for people with diabetes based on the blood pressure treatment...
Mindfullness and Diabetes Health

Does Everyday Mindfulness Lead to Healthy Glucose Levels?

Does everyday mindfulness lead to better health? A new study from Brown University looked into the connection between higher mindfulness and healthier glucose levels....
Drs. Rudolf Lucas and Maritza Romero

Unhealthy Fat Levels in Type 1 Diabetes May Be Treatable

A drug being studied to block cancer growth has been shown to restore healthier levels of fat, or lipids, in people with type 1...
Metformin Helps Diabetics with Heart Attacks

Diabetes Drug Helps Body Rebuild After Heart Attack

New light has been shed on how a common diabetes drug can be used to aid recovery from a heart attack, an important step...

Amazing: Broken UV Light Leads To Huge Heart Discovery

For a team of Vanderbilt investigators trying to generate heart muscle cells from stem cells, a piece of broken equipment turned out to be...

Discovery May Lead to Diabetic Vascular Disease Prevention, Treatment

Researchers report that a molecule called pre-kallikrein could be a target for preventing and treating whole-body diabetic vascular disease.In an article published in the...

Warning: Diabetes Drug and Blood Thinner Mix Leads to Serious Interaction

University of Southern California study provides evidence of potent drug-to-drug interaction between a commonly used type of blood thinner and certain diabetes drugs. A blood...
Viagra for prediabetes

Viagra for Diabetes? Study Says It Improves Insulin Sensitivity and More.

A new study has found that sildenafil (brand name: Viagra) improves insulin sensitivity in individuals with prediabetes and also lowers a marker of heart,...
Plavix Heart Disease Risk

Blood-thinning Medicine Plavix Doesn’t Change Risk of Death

The FDA has issued a statement about their review of the affect the blood-thinning drug Plavix has on the risk of death in patients...
Journal: Diabetes

Low Blood Sugar Connected to Cardiovascular Problems

Researchers examining the effects of hypoglycemia on cardiovascular autonomic control, which influences heart function, found that there was clear cardiovascular stress.Past studies have shown...

Taking Statins Before Aneurysm Repair Improves Outcomes

According to research published in Vascular, patients taking cholesterol-lowering statins before endovascular aortic aneurysm surgery are more likely to survive.Rupture of an abdominal aortic...

Menopause Lowers Good Cholesterol Benefits, Increases Artery Hardening

Good cholesterol (HDL) is supposed to help reduce the risk of heart disease, but a new study shows that women have a higher risk...

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