December 23, 2002
American Physiological Society
The consequences of water drought can be terrible – a loss of livestock and crops can lead to overall starvation of a nation's population. International relief agencies may respond with necessary food supplies. But their largesse in offering food may be for naught, for a new study suggests that without water, the body's physiology will cause the body to involuntarily reduce feeding, leading to dehydration or anorexia.
Bethesda, MD (December 17, 2002) -– According to the United Nations, 14 African countries now face water scarcity or water stress. By the year 2025, experts agree that eleven more countries will join the list and half the world will live with water stress.
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