IANS, London, Modified: November 17, 2012 11:07 IST
A daily cup of latte coffee can add around 4.5 kg (10 pounds) to your weight a year, British experts have warned.
The boom in high-street coffee shops is helping fuel the obesity epidemic in Britain, the Daily Express reported, citing fitness trainers' body the Register Of Exercise Professionals (REPS).
A small cup of latte with full-fat milk contains 153 calories while a cup of black coffee with semi-skimmed milk has only 35.
Even health-conscious people who avoid junk food do not realise how much fat and sugar they are drinking, said REPS, which carried out a dietary study of 2,000 British adults.
It added that half of Britons are now classed as overweight or obese, and warned that the number will rise higher.
Kids' obesity risk starts before school age
Eating lunch late leads to obesity, says study
Huge surge in weight loss surgeries in India: Expert
Childhood obesity promotes hyperactivity, impulsivity: Study
Should I get up earlier to lose weight?
Emotions could interfere with weight loss
Why some people stay slim despite eating fatty foods
Stick to a healthy diet for weight loss
Watch what you eat to control weight gain
For the latest food news and recipes, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and get the NDTV Cooks app for Android or iOS.