Sopranos Live Longer Than Altos

“It’s long been known,” says the Wall Street Journal, “that women outlive men, on average; one proposed reason has been that estrogen provides protective benefits (including the prevention of occluded arteries). And who has a lot of estrogen? Among other people, the kind of female opera singers who can hit the very highest of notes. Their levels of the hormone are notably higher than those of female singers who sing in a deeper register.” Divas tend to be sopranos, which means they now can diva around with the knowledge that however pitched their piques of temper become, they’ll always have the last laugh.

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