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While Saks Fifth Avenue may have been a little premature in dismissing its petites section earlier this year (which they have since made plans to bring back), they may not have missed the point of a much bigger global trend - and we mean that quite literally.

Not only were Spanish models recently banned from the catwalks of Madrid for too closely resembling sticks, but now the 10th International Congress on Obesity in Sydney, Australia has released a report suggesting the obese now outweigh the malnourished in terms of population percentages.

With the World Health Organization not only in agreement with these figures, but also of the belief that third world countries will soon catch up weight-wise with richer countries, it looks like plus-size manufacturers of all ilks from "Big John" toilet seats to Lane Bryant could be in for boom times.