Cold-induced pain linked to the garlic, mustard receptor

13 noviembre 2014

Some people experience cold not only as feeling cold, but actually as a painful sensation. This applies even to fairly mild temperatures — anything below 20°C. A group of researchers has now identified the mechanism in the body that creates this connection between cold and pain. It turns out that it is the same receptor that reacts to the pungent substances in mustard and garlic.