Atherosclerosis is the most common cause of heart disease, which is the most common cause of death in Australia.

A common diuretic, Spironolactone, commonly marketed as Aldactone, has been found to stop the progress of Atherosclerosis.

This was a very small study; seventy-nine randomised participants, all of whom had Chronic Kidney Disease and type-II Diabetes, and only thirty-seven of whom received the active medication;

However, if further studies show a similar effect in the wider population, this is very good news indeed. Click on pic for link to study.

Common diuretic medication spironolactone (Aldactone) stops atherosclerosis