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Population Health

Helping Australians consume fewer sugary drinks

Australians are among the biggest consumers of sugary drinks.

While no single food group is responsible for chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity, sugary drinks stand out because they are unnecessary in a healthy diet.

Rather than recommending avoiding sugary drinks entirely, researchers recommend only having them in moderation.

The role of behavioural scientists

Our behavioural scientists work in an area called Population Health. They look for ways to improve health and health outcomes on a society-wide scale. This means working with government to influence policy and legislation, and educating the community based on the best evidence available. Their work helps us all make informed decisions about what we eat, drink, and do.

Facts about sugary drinks

Facts about sugary drink consumption in Australia

Image courtesy: www.rethinksugarydrink.org.au/facts

Acknowledgments

Dr Miller is affiliated with The University of Adelaide. Her research is supporter by the Cancer Council SA.

SAHMRI's Population Health Group is a part of our Cancer and Heart Health themes.

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