Popularity of soft drinks on the decline

The popularity of soft drinks and other sugary beverages in Australia appears to be waning, latest figures suggest.

In 2011-12, about 34% of people said they had consumed a sugar-sweetened beverage in the last 24 hours when interviewed as part of the Australian Health Survey (see interactive graph below).

This represents a 9% drop since 1995, when 43% of interviewees said they had consumed a sugar-sweetened beverage in the last 24 hours.

Males aged 14-18 were found to be the biggest fans of sugar-sweetened beverages, which included soft drinks, fruit

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