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 and Diabetes

Air Pollution Increases Diabetes Risk, Says New Study

According to researchers, people who are exposed to greater levels of air pollution where they live have a greater risk of developing diabetes, as...
Citrus Fruit Prevents Diabetes, Heart Disease, Liver Disease

Citrus Fruits May Help Prevent Obesity-Related Diabetes, Heart and Liver Disease

Being obese increases the risk of developing heart disease, liver disease and diabetes, but researchers report that citrus fruit may help prevent the effect...
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...
China Faces Epidemic of Heart Disease and Stroke

China Faces Epidemic of Heart Disease and Stroke

Cardiovascular problems propelled by increases in high blood pressure and obesity are hitting the Chinese population, according to a new study. Is Western...
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

Diabetes Raises Heart Attack Death Risk by 50-percent

Having diabetes increases the risk of dying from the effects of a heart attack by around 50-percent, according to a large study. Researchers at the...
Journal: Diabetes Care - July 2016

Study: Diabetes and C.A.D. Can Be Deadly

The combination of type 2 diabetes and CAD can be deadly, with patients facing a one in four chance of dying over the course...
Liraglutide - Brand name Victoza

Diabetes Drug Lowers Cardiovascular and Kidney Complication Risk

For the first time, a large clinical trial showed across-the-board cardiovascular benefit of a common diabetes drug, a much-needed outcome for people with type...

Discovery May Prevent or Treat Diabetic Cardiomyopathy

Researchers make a discovery that may lead to the prevention and treatment of a common form of heart damage found in people with diabetes. Cardiac...
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 since heart disease is the leading cause of illness in people with diabetes.

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