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Calcium and Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Question: Is it true that taking calcium supplements increases the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?
Answer: Regularly consuming too much calcium specifically from supplements or antacids has been associated with a higher risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Calcium from foods does not appear to have this effect and may, to some extent, reduce the risk of AMD.