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


Unlike its Fallout 3 counterpart, human flesh heals very little health and results in radiation damage. In hardcore mode, human flesh reduces Starvation.

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 the Courier negative Karma.
  • Humans do not drop human flesh when killed.