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How long can you survive without food? Starvation survival time

With all the talk of starvation on the news, many people wonder how long it takes to starve to death. The longest it takes for starvation to kill you has been about 72 days. The average person seems to be able to live for about three weeks to one month without food. Certain factors such as physical exertion, body weight and fat content, and even mental attitude may serve to lengthen or reduce survival times when deprived of food.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. Do not deprive yourself of food for the times listed above as this will most likely cause negative health effects or even death.

by Kimberly Prescott on Sun, 05/02/2010 - 19:47

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