Calcium supplements linked to macular degeneration

Regular use of calcium supplementation could be linked to an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), new research reveals.

People who report taking 800mg a day of calcium supplements have an 85% increased risk of being diagnosed with AMD, according to a US study published in JAMA Ophthalmology 

The study involved over 3000 participants aged 40 years and older who were evaluated for the presence or absence of AMD.

Of this group, 7.8%