Calcium supplements are sometimes recommended for MS, often for unstated reasons. Calcium supplements should be taken by people with inadequate dietary intakes of calcium. Also, calcium and vitamin D supplements are indicated for people with MS who have osteoporosis or risk factors for osteoporosis (see "Vitamin D and Calcium" in this chapter). No other clear uses are apparent for calcium supplements in MS. It should be noted that calcium interferes with iron absorption; consequently, calcium and iron supplements should not be taken together.

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