Cold weather enables heart attacks, study finds

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When temperatures dip during cold snaps, your body notices.

And it’s not just your fingers and toes. Recent research shows that the risk of heart attack rises whenever the temperatures drop.

In a study of hospital admissions in England and Wales, British researchers found that for every one-degree Celsius the temperature dropped in a day, an extra 200 heart attacks were reported at hospitals.

Using that data, researchers calculated that the risk for heart attack increased by two percent for every degree the temperature fell. The results were adjusted to take into account other factors that might influence the heart attack rate, including air pollution and flu activity.

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