IRVINE : Lectures Scheduled on Heart Disease

Three free lectures about heart disease and how to prevent it will be offered in Irvine.

The lectures are scheduled over the next few weeks at the Irvine Marketplace Community Room, across the street from UC Irvine.

All will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The events are sponsored by the University Heart Disease Prevention Center, a nonprofit organization involved in research on and education about heart disease.

On July 14, experts will take part in a round-table discussion titled "Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease." David Abrahamson, an assistant clinical professor of cardiology at UCI, and exercise specialist Stanley Bassin will be among the panelists.

On July 22, dietitian Cynthia Iftner will discuss eating habits that can help reduce the risk of heart disease. She will also demonstrate healthy cooking techniques.

On Aug. 11, a lecture about preventing heart disease in children will be presented by Beverly Morgan, a professor of pediatric cardiology at UCI Medical Center.

For more information, call (714) 856-7688.

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