I was paid an unexpected compliment today, at the doctor’s office of all places.
During a routine check up, I was asking my doctor (a youngish Doogie Howser sort) about medications for things such as blood pressure and cholesterol. Specifically, I wanted to know if I were a candidate for Lipitor, a medication used to fight high cholesterol—the bad stuff, that is.
By way of background I had just finished my second reading of our new May 31 issue cover story, “The Healing Power of Wine,” which Kim Marcus, Mitch Frank, Jacob Gaffney and Jennifer Fiedler prepared. I found the discussions, studies and analyses on moderate wine consumption fascinating.
Anyway, when I asked my doctor about Lipitor, he turned around on his swivel chair and said, “You have the most incredible cholesterol reading of anyone I’ve ever seen. People would die for a level like that.”
(And I’m sure he didn’t say that just because I’d given him a bottle of 2006 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir as a gift.)
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