In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain about starvation death. Starvation death are common, it might be suicidal, homicidal, torture or nutritional deficiency such as malnutrition. The body has a defense mechanism. When one starts starving, the body uses the glucose and when glucose is over, body starts metabolizing the fats of the body. After fats, proteins are metabolized and the person is emaciated. If the weight loss is more than 40%, it may lead to fatality. He will further explain how many days the person can live without water or food.
Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy National Award, Dr Aggarwal is a physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker. He is the Past President of the Indian Medical Association and President of Heart Care Foundation of India. He is also the Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group, Medtalks and eMediNexus