Expert to discuss ‘Dark Chocolate, Red Wine and Heart-Healthy Eating’ at June 30 event in Del Mar


The latest research on heart-healthy eating, including information on the role of inflammation and the protective components in dark chocolate and red wine, will be presented by Vicky Newman, MS, RDN, at 1:30 p.m. June 30 in the Del Mar Library, sponsored by Del Mar Community Connections. The public is invited.

Practical dietary suggestions to reduce risk and progression of heart disease will be provided, including strategies for reducing inflammation and lowering LDL cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol). Perspective will also be offered on the continuing controversies regarding vegan diets (elimination of all animal foods), egg consumption, and saturated fats like coconut oil.

Newman, associate clinical professor, volunteer faculty, UCSD School of Medicine, was director of Nutrition Services for the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center from 1990 to 2014.

Seating is limited. Reservations may be made at 858-792-7565 or email