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Yale study links cooler temperatures to the common cold

(WTNH) It turns out that covering up your face in cold weather could be what your body needs to avoid catching that miserable cold.
“Our research has really shown that the temperature can impact the immune response to the virus,” says Akiko Iwasaki, Professor of Immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine. She is the lead investigator of the latest study linking cool weather conditions to the common cold.
It happens particularly in the nose, where the rhinovirus is better able to replicate.
She explains: “When you inhale the cooler air, you actually cool the airway of the inside of the nose, and this is not what we have evolved to deal with. So the virus has found a nice home to replicate.”
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