The Evidence Behind Fasting – is Fasting Good for You? A Review of The Evidence. There is substantial evidence that fasting can be beneficial for many aspects of health. Fasting has been shown to help with weight management, reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, improve diabetes, lower risk of certain cancer, and increase longevity in animal models. However, there is very little mention of the risks. How much fasting is too much? Is there a sweet spot?
Let’s look at the research on both the benefits and risks of fasting and see how to do fasting safely.