10 Beliefs About Cold That Are Wrong: 1 - Cold weather causes cold

When it comes to cold weather, many common myths abound and here are the most common things people falsely believe when the temperatures start to plummet.

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1 - Cold weather causes cold

There's an old wives' tale around that says cold weather causes you to catch a cold, but it's been scientifically proven that colds are caused by specific pathogens, including viruses and bacteria. The only tenuous link is that if your body temperature's lower due to cold weather, you may be more vulnerable to a cold due to a weakened immune system.
 
 
 
 
 

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