Temperature drop in the winter is connected to a rise in colds

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A new study connects the cold weather with your nose. The Weather Network's Kabir Bageria has more on why catching a cold is easier in the winter months.

If you may be wondering why colds are more frequent in the winter, scientists may have finally figured out the answer.

It's no secret that temperatures and humidity plummet during the cold months, but it's also an environment we experience in your nasal cavity, so your immune system response within your nose also decreases, says

According to a study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, if you lower the temperature by just 5°C, we lose about half of the billions of virus- and bacteria-fighting cells in the nostrils.

Watch the video above for the full story on why catching a cold is easier in the winter months.

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