Trump's doctor says he's in 'excellent health,' but needs to lose weight

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U.S. President Donald Trump is apparently is in good working order health-wise, according to the White House doctor, and - despite some questioning his mental stability - the president's cognitive skills are flawless, the doctor says.

Trump's cognitive health was a focus going into Friday's medical exam with Jackson and his team, and the President himself asked the doctor conduct a cognitive test.

Trump, 71, is 190 centimeters tall and his weight is 108 kilograms, which is considered overweight by the medical community and just short of obese, Jackson said. Trump also takes aspirin daily for his heart, propecia for hair loss, a daily vitamin and an occasional cream for rosacea, a skin condition.

"He would benefit from a diet that is lower in fat and carbohydrates and a routine exercise regimen", Jackson said, but acknowledged that Trump is famously averse to exercise.

'He's very sharp. He's very articulate when he speaks to me, ' Dr Jackson said of Trump's cognitive abilities.

"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", the doctor said.

This was the question that ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl asked of White House Doctor Ronny Jackson on Tuesday.

"In summary, the president's overall health is excellent", Jackson said.

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The "president did exceedingly well" in the cognitive screening, a basic test of a patient's mental health and a test of whether or not a patient might have or be showing signs of dementia. Questioning not only normal findings, but trying to allege that the White House doctor may not be telling the whole truth?

The test, first used in Montreal, Canada, is now one of the most widely respected methods for assessing cognitive health across the globe and is available in 55 languages.

Jackson said that there is no reason Trump wouldn't be able to complete his first term healthwise, in addition to a second term if re-elected.

Queried by a skeptical reporter how Trump could be in such great shape for his age despite a reputation for frequently enjoying unhealthy fast foods, such as hamburgers and fried chicken, Jackson replied that "some people just have great genes".

The president's current weight is 239 pounds and the set goal is to lose 10-15 pounds this year.

Jackson also noted that Trump has abstained from alcohol and tobacco for his entire life, which contributed to his relatively good health.

The standard version of the test is "pretty good" but "not definitive" said Dr. Ronald Petersen, an Alzheimer's disease expert at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Trump has bragged in the past about his health and energy as well as his IQ score, which he said in 2013 is "one of the highest". "We can build on that very easily", he said.

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