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Trump medical: President now officially obese, according to newly released health report

He weighs four pounds more than last year

Chelsea Ritschel
New York
Thursday 14 February 2019 22:46 GMT
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Donald Trump waves to screaming protesters at Turnberry in Scotland

Donald Trump is officially obese, according to a newly released physical exam from the White House which shows that the president now weighs 243 pounds (110kg).

Mr Trump underwent an annual physical on Friday, 8 February, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre, under the supervision of physician to the president Dr Sean Conley.

According to the results revealed Thursday, the president is in “very good health overall,” but his weight has increased by four pounds.

While a small amount, the weight gain was enough to push Mr Trump, who is six-foot-three, from the overweight to obese category on the BMI index.

A body mass index of 30 or more is considered obese, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

During the examination, which took "approximately four hours," Mr Trump was seen by 11 specialists.

Apart from the weight gain, there were "no findings of significance or changes to report on his physical exam," according to Dr Conley.

Last year, Mr Trump's then-physician Dr Ronny Jackson said the results of the president's physical, which revealed that Mr Trump was taking medication to lower cholesterol, showed he was in "excellent health".

The truthfulness of the report, which also reported the president had grown an inch, was widely questioned.

At the time, Dr Jackson suggested Mr Trump, who weighed 239 pounds (108kg), would benefit from "a diet that is lower in fat and carbohydrates and from a routine exercise regimen".

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