Deep voice health link
MEN with deep voices are healthier, a scientific study has revealed.
Researchers found that males with lower voices have more antibodies in their throats to fight infection.
It was thought women found men with the deepest voices more attractive because it signified high testosterone levels and a bigger frame, which may have provided men with an evolutionary advantage.
But a new study has found those with a deeper voice are also less likely to get ill.
Researchers recorded more than 100 volunteers and took throat samples for signs of immunoglobulin-A, an antibody and marker of immunity.
The throat swabs of men with deep voices showed their bodily defences were better equipped to combat germs — a survival advantage making such men attractive to a potential mate.
“A masculine voice must be an honest, reliable signal of male immune quality. The study demonstrates a relationship between voice pitch and a marker of health,” Steven Arnocky, of Nipissing University in Canada, said.