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For an overview of human flesh in the Fallout series of games, see Human flesh.


Human flesh is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


Unlike its Fallout 3 counterpart, human flesh heals very little health, faring no better than common consumable items like junk food, but with a higher amount of radiation. However, in hardcore mode, human flesh boasts a high amount of reduction in Starvation, outclassing relatively filling items like brahmin steak, though still being outclassed by common items such as squirrel on a stick and iguana-on-a-stick.

Survival skill effect

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+1 Hit Point for 5s-72 Starvation 
20+1 Hit Point for 5s-84 Starvation 
30+1 Hit Point for 5s-96 Starvation 
40+1 Hit Point for 5s-108 Starvation 
50+2 Hit Point for 5s-120 Starvation 
60+2 Hit Point for 5s-132 Starvation 
70+2 Hit Point for 5s-144 Starvation 
80+2 Hit Point for 5s-156 Starvation 
90+2 Hit Point for 5s-168 Starvation 
100+3 Hit Point for 5s-180 Starvation 
Note: Radiation is not affected by Survival skill level.



  • Unlike using the Cannibal perk, eating this item does not give you negative Karma.
  • Humans do not drop human flesh when killed.