Cut The Sugar And Cut The Cancer Risk

A graphic new ad campaign has been launched to show the links between obesity and 13 types of cancer.

Health experts say the way to cut down weight is to avoid sugary drinks.

The ground-breaking new public awareness campaign depicts toxic fat and the damage it does to internal organs.

The latest figures show 98 percent of Australians are aware obesity can lead to type 2 diabetes and heart disease but just 40 percent know about its links to cancer.

Already nearly 4,000 cancer cases are linked to being above a healthy weight.

Sugary drinks contribute the most added sugar to Australians’ diet and the Cancer Council Victoria is targeting them, urging people to avoid them.

A third of Victorians admit to consuming a litre of surgery drinks a week, that’s 5.5 kilograms of sugar a year.

Top tips:

  • Avoid going down soft drink aisle at supermarket.
  • If you eat out, order water instead.
  • Carry a bottle of water to avoid buying soft drink.
  • Opt for herbal teas, sparkling water or home made smoothies as an alternative.