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30 Sep 2008

how long?
Just wondering how many days one could go without food before causing organ damage?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Anonymous
I don't know for sure how long a person can go without food of any kind before organ damage sets in because this would depend on many factors (e.g. the nutritional state of the individual before starvation, type of conditions the person has to survive in, amount of body fat stored, etc). As far as I know Bobby Sands, the Irish hunger striker went on his hunger strike on 1 March 1981 and died 66 days later. Starvation is not a sensible option for weightloss and should always be avoided.
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