Why does drinking cold beverages give you a flu ?

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uer23
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Isn't the process of disease for a sore throat/cold/flu caused by bacteria/viruses ?
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A cold is caused by viruses. The flu specifically is caused by influenza virus. Drinking a cold drink has nothing to do with it, unless you drink a cold drink from a glass previously used by somebody with a cold or the flu and pick the virus up that way.
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A cold is caused by viruses. The flu specifically is caused by influenza virus. Drinking a cold drink has nothing to do with it, unless you drink a cold drink from a glass previously used by somebody with a cold or the flu and pick the virus up that way.
However, there is a link between cold icy water and the onset of a cold.
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My mam said the same thing really.
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However, there is a link between cold icy water and the onset of a cold.
I wasn't aware a link had been found. The only research into this that I know of which may have suggested something was this:
http://www.pnas.org/content/112/3/827

But that was on isolated mouse airway cells with a mouse adapted rhinovirus. And you still need to catch the virus itself as a pre-requisite.

To my current knowledge there's no real evidence for this one.
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However, there is a link between cold icy water and the onset of a cold.
there isn't. you've been had.
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