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How Important Are Trace Minerals? at Next Clarkson University Science Cafe April 21

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"How Important Are Trace Minerals?" will be discussed by Potsdam cardiologist Alexandru Stoian, M.D., at the next Science Cafe at Jack & Wezzie’s Coffee House in Potsdam Wednesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.stoian

In describing his presentation, Stoian says, " You might have heard of the importance of trace minerals to our health and their role in such basic functions as normalizing the nervous system, stimulating growth, and maintenance and repair of tissues and bones. But what do trace minerals do specifically, how much do we need to consume for optimal health, and what is the proper way to guarantee their efficient absorption?"

Join Stoian as he explains the workings and benefits of trace minerals, focusing on the specific cases of magnesium, zinc and selenium.

Science Cafes bring together engineers, scientists and townspeople in a relaxed, informal setting, such as coffeehouses and pubs. The speaker makes a short presentation about a topic in his or her field, and then opens up the floor to discussion.

Be sure to arrive early to get a good seat, or to place your food or drink order.

This is the last Science Cafe for the spring.

Find out more about Clarkson’s Science Cafe at

E-mail Daniel ben-Avraham at with any questions or suggestions for future Science Cafe topics.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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