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How long can a human being live without food before they would starve to death?

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Depends on many things.....the persons health, environment, circumstances, to name a few. Sometimes just a persons will to live can make a difference, but about 3 weeks or so....if you have water that is.

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7 days without food but only 3 without water.

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3 weeks

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No, only one.
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A week plus matters how fit you are and your weight but about 3 days without water

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You are correct, you should go tell Mimi (the lemon juice girl) that. She's misinformed.
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Thank you ALL for your info and feedback but WOW, SexySedai--was that really necessary? You already posted on the other user's reply telling them you felt they were wrong... Was it really necessary to bring her answer up with another user as well? I don't mean to insult you, not in the slightest, but that's just a little too arrogant on your part...People make mistakes, you corrected him/her, now it's time to let it go....
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Most of these comments are wrong, me and my friend went a WHOLE WEEK of only lemon juice, and lots of kid/children in Africa go week after week with NO food what so ever

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ONLY lemon juice isn't NOTHING you were still giving your bodies nutrients and why do you think so many children in third world countries die everyday!!! You should pay attention in school, you'll learn things like this.
I've been battling anorexia for 20 years, I know for medical FACT the human body can only go 7 days without ANY food or nourishment.
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I do agree that even lemon juice is something, therefore that experience wouldn't have been accurate. Isn't it sad though how many people die of starvation in this world? It's a damn shame...
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As a health care worker for hospice the longest a patient went without food or drink and lived was just short of a month

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