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You wouldn’t eat 16 teaspoons of sugar, so why drink it?

Sugary drinks are addictive and Aussie teens are hooked on them, with one in six downing at least 5.2 kilograms of sugar each year from sugary drinks alone.

Many would find the idea of eating 16 teaspoons of sugar sickening, but this is exactly how much sugar is consumed from just one 600ml bottle of soft drink.

We need to restrict the availability of sugary drinks in sports facilities, schools and other places where young people spend their time.

Cola has up to  16 tsp sugar, iced coffee up to 14 tsp sugar, energy drinks up to 21 tsp sugar. Water has zero sugar. Ditch sugar. Drink water.

Regularly drinking sugary drinks can lead to: 

Weight gainHeart diseaseKidney diseaseType 2 diabetesStrokeSome cancersTooth decay

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Time to rethink sugary drinks

Sugary drinks are high in kilojoules. One can of sugary drink a day can lead to 6.5kgs weight gain in a year.

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Weight gain

Sugary drinks are high in kilojoules. One can of sugary drink a day can lead to 6.5kgs weight gain in a year.

Heart disease

Being overweight or obese puts you at greater risk of heart disease. Reduce your risk by avoiding sugary drinks.

Kidney disease

Being overweight or obese puts you at greater risk of kidney disease. Reduce your risk by avoiding sugary drinks.

Type 2 diabetes

Being overweight or obese puts you at greater risk of Type 2 diabetes. Reduce your risk by avoiding sugary drinks.

Stroke

Being overweight or obese increases your risk of stroke. Reduce your risk by avoiding sugary drinks.

Cancers

Being above a healthy weight can trigger 13 types of cancer. Reduceyour risk by avoiding sugary drinks.

Tooth decay

Sugar and acid levels in sugary drinks and 'diet' varieties can cause tooth decay.

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