Unfortunately, sugar isn't the only issue. The study also points to some large hot coffee beverages that could account for more than half your daily allowance of saturated fat, and at least one iced drink contained more than 1.5 times that recommendation, per the report. As much as 63% of the population in Australia is considered overweight or obese, so it's no surprise that health officials are calling out what they deem to be major culprits behind the epidemic. Similarly, nearly 69% of Americans are overweight or obese.
With that said, you should think twice about that large mocha frappe with extra whipped cream, if you don't want a side of love handle to go with it. A regular coffee should do.
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and won't let a study get in the way of him enjoying an indulgent latte, occasionally. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.