September 2008
Dolly;Sep2008, Issue 455, p113
The article presents fast facts about the human body and water relationship. The human body is made up of 50 to 60 per cent water. The lungs expel two to four cups of water a day through breathing. Without food, a human can live for 14 days or more, but without water, the body can only survive a few days. When one's urine is yellow, it means he is dehydrated.


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