A 32-year-old member asked:
Is true that salty crackers can cause swelling?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
39 years experience
Yes: In moderation probably not, however, what is known is: that salt or sodium causes an imbalance of fluid distribution in the body and pursuant to swelling, it causes retention of body fluids: this leads to swelling or "edema". Good luck!
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