article in the Telegraph
"Sales of sizes 18-22 have increased by a third in the past two years, according to a report.
The biggest women are in the Midlands and Lancashire, where more than 20 per cent are buying dresses larger than a size 18, but less women in the south and east are plus sizes since last year.
More young women are getting fatter as the under-25s made up five per cent of the oversize dress market, compared with three per cent last year, according to the Shape of Britain report by analysts TNS.
The average adult dress size among British women is 16. A size 18 woman typically has a 42in bust, a 34in waist and a 44in hip. Almost 25 per cent of women are obese up from 15 per cent in 1997."
Since the obesity 'experts' and doctors keep giving the wrong information about how to lose excess weight, these increases in size are pretty well inevitable...)o: - Reducing calories/fat/sugar will NOT reduce obesity, because obesity is caused by salt sensitivity leading on to fluid retention/sodium retention/water retention and weight gain. - The safe, sure, fast way to reduce obesity is to avoid salt and salty food, because this reduces the fluid retention.
Lose weight, reduce your risk of most cancers, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, heart attack, vascular dementia, osteopenia, osteoporosis, hypercholesterolaemia, depression, liver and kidney problems, and improve your health in many other ways without drugs or expense by eating less salt! - Try it! - You will feel so much better!Read my Mensa article on Obesity and the Salt Connection
And see Sodium in foods and
Associated health conditions
See advice for pregnant mothers
and FAT RETENTION