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How long can a person go without eating or drinking ?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Varies: It varies from person to person but most people can go without eating for a very long time (months). Drinking is different. Most people can only go about two weeks with no water or fluids. The organs need fluid to function properly.
Answered on Dec 21, 2014

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