LAHORE - The students of Government College University Lahore on Friday briefed on side-effects of obesity and benefits of balanced diet at a seminar organised by the university’s Psychology Department on the topic of ‘Obesity-My Relationship with Food’.Often change in eating habits and timings also increase weight which can be reduced through balanced diet and exercise, said the speakers at the seminar which was chaired by GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khaleequr Rahman, while health expert Dr Sohail Sheikh, clinical psychologist Mishal Tariq and other experts also delivered lectures on combating obesity with food and psychological treatment.Addressing the seminar, the Vice Chancellor said that all educational institutions should organise such type of awareness seminars and lectures on the important topics, which were directly linked to the life and health of their students. He encouraging students to take part in sports said that healthy body was necessary for healthy mind. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sohail Sheikh emphasised on the importance of diet to combat obesity. He said that one should not compromise on quality and quantity of food while having meal. He said that obesity was not just a cosmetic consideration; rather it was a dire dilemma directly harmful to one’s health that led towards chronic medical complications. Dr Sohail said that no solution to obesity was sustained and long term unless a healthy lifestyle was adopted, adding, obesity was difficult to treat and had a high relapse rate.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 11-Jan-2014 here.