There are lots of scientific studies that intermittent fasting can improve your health and help you to lose weight. There's a lot of research in the field of fasting at the moment - and the results are astonishing. There is more and more proof that intermittent fasting can help cure illnesses and is a much needed tool to help your body regenerate and detox. Other studies point to positive effects in the areas of rheumatic diseases, arthritis and prevention of dementia.