Compose a 1500 words assignment on rising of obesity levels. Needs to be plagiarism free! The International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) mandates all governments in the world to realize progressively the adequate standards of physical and mental health. The United States and the UK are parties to this covenant and its provisions are binding on the two countries by virtue of their membership. Subsequently, the US and the UK have a legal and moral obligation to ensure the reduction of obesity levels among their citizens because obesity is a health issue.
The increasing obesity levels necessitate governments to play a preventive role in its reduction by approaching the issue from a number of factors including health, food labeling, and behavioral factors. Obesity brings health complications, which in numerous instances have caused the death of obese persons. This fact necessitates governmental intervention to address amicably.
The population of obese people in both the United States and the United Kingdom has been on the constant rise for several years now. In the UK, for instance, the population of the obese population has doubled over the last twenty-five years (Noo.org.uk, 2015). The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington indicates that, recently, almost two-thirds of all men and women in the UK are overweight. According to the US News and World Report of 2011, the number of obese persons in the UK is expected to rise to 26 million from the previous 15 million figures. The study also predicts that the percentage of obese persons in the UK will rise from the current 26% to about 48% for men and from 26% to about 43% for women (US News & World Report, 2011).
The obesity situation in the United States of America is similar to that in the UK. According to a study conducted between the years 1988 to 2008, obesity in the US has risen by double digits. The study predicts that the number of people who suffer from obesity will rise from the current 100 .million, which was the figure that the study reported in 2008, to about 165 million people that will be obese in 2030. .