London ( Daily Mail): Men with longer ring fingers face a lower risk of dying from Covid-19 and are more likely to suffer mild symptoms, scientists claim.
A study found in countries where men have short ring fingers, their death rates from Covid-19 were up to a third higher.
Ring finger length is determined by how much testosterone a foetus is exposed to when growing in the womb, the researchers explained in their published paper.
The more testosterone a male is exposed to in a womb, the longer their ring finger will be, it is believed.
It’s this same hormone is thought to be protective against severe Covid-19 by increasing ACE-2 receptors in the body.
ACE-2 receptors are thought to be protective against Covid-19 progressing when someone catches the coronavirus, therefore reducing symptoms.
A recent study found men with low testosterone levels are twice as likely to die than men with higher levels.