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Can we starve to death in Minecraft?

If the character have an empty hunger bar, will the health bar diminish until his death?

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The answer can be found on the minecraft wiki page on hunger.

If you have 90%-100% food you will regain health slowly, but if you have 0% you will lose health instead. On easy the player's health would slowly drop to 5 hearts, 0.5 hearts on normal, and all the way to death on hard.

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In other words, when your food bar falls to 0, in hard mode your health bar does indeed reduce to 0 (death), but in easy and normal modes, it only reduces to a minimum value of 5 and 0.5 respectively, after which it stops (course having minimal health makes it easier to die from other things). –  Synetech Oct 25 '13 at 17:10
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