Do you feel healthier in the summer than the winter? Are you stronger, fitter and less likely to get ill in the warmer months?
It’s not just your imagination. A new study from Cambridge University suggests the reason may be genetic.
The study, recently published in the journal Nature Communications, suggests that over 5,000 human genes – almost a quarter of the more than 22,000 we all carry – show some form of differing seasonal performance level. Many that are crucial to keeping us healthy do their best work come summer.
“In some ways, it's obvious,” Cambridge professor John Todd, director of the JDRF/Wellcome Trust Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory, told ScienceDaily.com.
“It helps explain why so many diseases – from heart disease to mental illness – are much worse in the winter months. No one had appreciated the extent to which this actually occurred.”
"Given that our immune systems appear to put us at greater risk of disease related to excessive inflammation in colder, darkerRead More »from Feel healthier during the summer? Thank genetics