• Does taking calcium inhibit the effectiveness of AREDS 2 supplements for dry AMD?


    Question:

    Does taking calcium with D3 inhibit the effectiveness of AREDS 2 in preventing the progress of AMD?


    Answer:

    There was a paper several years ago that suggested a possible association between calcium supplementation and AMD. But this work has not been replicated and the study itself was not compelling. Patients should not stop taking calcium supplements due to concern over altering their risk for AMD. And similarly, patients should not change their AREDS 2 supplementation should they need to be on calcium with D3.


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