Trump's Doctor Says He'll Live To 200 With Some Slight Dietary Adjustments

Trump's Doctor Says He'll Live To 200 With Some Slight Dietary Adjustments

"It is called genetics", Jackson said when asked how a borderline obese man with on cholesterol-lowering medication could be considered in excellent health.

James Gunn, the filmmaker behind Guardians of the Galaxy, is among a number of people who have demanded Mr Trump be weighed in public and has offered to donate $100k (£72,470) to a charity of the President's choosing to make it happen. That means he's gained three pounds over the a year ago, according to his last official records.

At 6 feet, 3 inches tall, Trump had a body mass index, or BMI, that puts him in the "overweight" range, according to the National Institutes of Health's online BMI calculator. According to Trump's charts, he has a BMI of 29.9, which places him on the verge of obesity, defined as a BMI of 30 or greater. Patients' math skills get a work out, as they are asked to count by subtracting seven from 100 and keep subtracting seven until the doctor tells them to stop.

Donald Trump has insisted that he achieves regular exercise by playing golf, after his personal physician suggested that he needed to break a sweat more often.

"I feel very confident that he has a very strong and a very probable possibility of making it completely through his presidency with no medical issues", announced Dr Ronny Jackson after carrying out the assessment and calling him 'fit for duty'.

Jackson said that during the exam he and Trump discussed his diet, setting a goal of losing 10-15 pounds. "We talked about diet and exercise a lot".

The Emmy Award-winning chief medical correspondent reported that Trump's heart scan score has also continued to increase since 2009.

The test is worth 30 points, with each task allocated a value between one and six points.

Trump scored a flawless 30/30 on the test, according to Jackson, with 'no indication that [Trump] has cognitive issues'. "You know, I told the president that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old".

Donald Trump's first medical exam since becoming US President was meant to silence those who doubted his mental ability.

"So I think a doctor that has spent the amount of time with the president as Dr. Jackson has is not only the most qualified, but the only credible source when it comes to diagnosing any health concerns".

It comes after the release of a controversial book fuelled speculation about the president's mental health.

Navy doctor Ronny Jackson administered Trump's first presidential physical. Jackson says Trump's heart exam was normal, with regular rhythm and no abnormal sounds.

But he complied when the president requested a cognitive test as part of the more than four-hour physical exam, which Jackson said involved around 12 consultants.

"He has a unique ability to just get up in the morning and just reset".

Herman said he wouldn't have been surprised to see Trump, who is 71, miss one or two questions simply due to advanced age.

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