Can eating a lot of sugar really lead to diabetes?

Sugar, ah, honey, honey, you are my candy...

21st August 2017
Can eating a lot of sugar really lead to diabetes? (Getty)

Asked by: David Flint, Newcastle

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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