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.
Luis trained as a zoologist, but now works as a science and technology educator. In his spare time he builds 3D-printed robots, in the hope that he will be spared when the revolution inevitably comes.