Sopranos Live Longer

Not those Sopranos–actually singers. From the Wall Street Journal:

Using vocal range as a proxy for estrogen levels, then, a recent study compared the lifespans of 286 sopranos, altos, and mezzo-sopranos (the latter two were combined into one unit), born between 1850 and 1930. The researchers also looked at 226 male singers from the same period — tenors, baritones, and basses (the latter two groups, again, combined)—  to explore the effect of testosterone on lifespan.

Read more here.  If the findings are true, then Mariah Carey will outlive is all.

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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  • July 17, 2012 at 4:59 pm
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    The researchers also looked at 226 male singers from the same period — tenors, baritones, and basses (the latter two groups, again, combined)— to explore the effect of testosterone on lifespan.

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