As if there wasn’t enough to hate about our winters already.
Following research conducted at the University of Manitoba, it seems cold weather can increase your risk of having a heart attack. Yep, so in addition to your fingers turning into icicles and your face going numb, you now have to worry about your ticker.
Researchers found that for every ten-degree drop in temperature, people are seven per cent more likely to have a heart attack. The hope is that something like a “temperature index” can be created from this discovery, which can then be displayed to people who have heart disease — possibly alongside the humidex and the pollen index on your weather reports — so they won’t unnecessarily put themselves at risk and venture out into subzero temps.
Learn more in the video, above.