Long un­der­wear ru­mors dis­missed

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA -

On­line ru­mors that a per­son’s tol­er­ance to the cold can be ad­versely af­fected on a ge­netic level if they wear long un­der­wear have been dis­missed by sci­en­tists. Guo Jia, a doc­toral de­gree holder at the Na­tional In­sti­tute of Bi­o­log­i­cal Sciences in Bei­jing, said ex­per­i­ments had proved that wear­ing long un­der­wear has no ef­fect on the genes. How­ever, by re­fus­ing to wear such cloth­ing, it is pos­si­ble to de­velop a greater ca­pac­ity to with­stand the cold. Lu Jun, a se­nior or­thopaedist at Zhong­daHospi­tal South­east Uni­ver­sity, added there was no ev­i­dence that os­teoarthri­tis is caused by cold weather.

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