Can eat­ing a lot of su­gar re­ally lead to di­a­betes?

Focus-Science and Technology - - Q & A - DAVID FLINT, NEW­CAS­TLE LV

Yes. Too many calo­ries of any kind will lead to obesity, which in­creases your chance of de­vel­op­ing di­a­betes. But a 2013 study at Stan­ford Univer­sity found that adding 150 calo­ries of su­gar per day to your diet in­creases your di­a­betes risk by 1 per cent, even af­ter ac­count­ing for obesity, phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity and to­tal calo­rie in­take. So su­gar calo­ries are par­tic­u­larly harm­ful.

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