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Would a person with high body fat survive longer without food?

Considering the following information: The more fat stores available, the longer a person can typically survive during starvation. Once the fat stores have been completely metabolized, the body then ...
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Starvation with food

How long might someone live If they give up on eating? Eating only 100-200 calories a day and a few small glasses of fluids
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Is it actually advantageous to ration food?

I posted this question on the Outdoors SE site. There were some good points regarding morale and such, but I'm curious about this question from a purely biological/nutritive perspective. Copying from ...
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Why don't people who get gastric bypass surgery starve to death?

After a gastric bypass surgery you can only eat tiny meals, the severe calorie restriction causes rapid weight loss. What I don't understand is why the bodyweight will then eventually stabilize as the ...
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Survival Cannibalism: extreme starvation lead to pica disorder then to cannibalism? What is "edible"?

Desperate times call for desperate measures. I've been reading a lot about the Donner Party who came to a screeching halt on the Sierra Nevadas when snowstorms and starvation killed the majority of ...
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Can the human body switch to a "starvation" mode?

I've heard on multiple occasions from less than credible sources that dieting by eating less (usually implemented by skipping meals, not smaller meals) will cause the human body to enter some sort of "...