Nick L asked in HealthOther - Health · 1 decade ago

Why do obese people generally have lighter voices?

I don't mean to generalize.. but why is it that most heavy people have lighter and louder voices... It seems all very obese people I know can talk/yell louder than the thinner ones and their voices are very light.

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  • RoHo
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    1 decade ago
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    good question,,,i've noticed, but never thought about an answer

  • 1 decade ago

    The chest cavity is like a resonating chamber. Obese people have a great deal of adipose pushing up from the belly and in from the chest. This reduces the size of the chest cavity, creating a higher pitch.

    Long, tall slender folks have less tissue pushing and have more room (more resonance). They can more easily expand their chest cavity, giving a lower, more gutteral voice.

  • 1 decade ago

    fat is a testosterone sponge, thus less cirulating, thus less affect on vocal chords.

    done

  • 1 decade ago

    hahahha I never really noticed. I guess it is kinda true.

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