Healthy weight

Being above a healthy weight is a leading preventable cause of cancer, but less than half of all Australians are aware of this link. There is now strong evidence that being above a healthy weight and having increased toxic or visceral fat around your organs, can trigger 13 types of cancer. Almost 4,000 cancer cases in Australia in 2010 were thought to be attributable to being above a healthy weight.

We want to raise awareness of this and encourage people to make healthy lifestyle choices. One way you can reduce your risk of weight gain is to avoid sugary drinks.

Being Above A Healthy Weight Is A Risk Factor For Some Cancers

Weight and cancer

Learn about the link between excess fat and cancer risk.

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Sugar and weight gain

Learn what too much sugar does to your health

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Is your weight healthy?

Find out what a healthy weight is for you.

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What can I do about it?

Simple lifestyle changes to reduce your cancer risk.

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What if I have cancer?

Learn about the next steps.

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For health professionals

Information and training for health professionals.

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Our work on healthy weight

Learn about our broader work to promote healthy weight.

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Obesity and cancer FAQs

Common questions answered about obesity and cancer.

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Healthy drink recipes

Switch sugary drinks for these delicious alternatives.

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