There is a research team that has recently found out how cells in the body vary in their response to the common cold virus that people get. The findings could show how some people can get the cold virus while others cannot. The findings of the research points to a balance between all of the different defense mechanisms in the body. The study also showed why some smokers are more susceptible to certain kinds of things.

Key Takeaways:

  • nasal cell antiviral properties are stronger than bronchial cells are
  • when dealing with more than one stressor rhinovirus infection can occur easier
  • It would appear Smoking can increase your risk of colds

“What we found is that when your airway is trying to deal with another stress type, it can adapt but the cost is susceptibility to rhinovirus infection.”

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