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White House doctor: Trump is medically fit to serve

White House doctor: Trump is medically fit to serve

U.S. President Donald Trump is in "excellent health", including his cognitive abilities, according to his White House doctor.

Trump's physician - Navy doctor Ronny Jackson - says the president achieved a ideal score on the test, which was included in last Friday's medical checkup. He said that he recommended that the president eat a healthier diet, exercise regularly and lose 10 to 15 pounds.

Offering to donate $100k (£72,470) to charity to make it happen, Gunn said he wanted Mr Trump to "step on an accurate scale with an impartial medical professional, okayed by both of us".

However despite pushback from White House officials, Dr Jackson has revealed the President himself asked for a test to be carried out.

Such exams are not usually part of presidential physicals, but Trump requested the test, and passed with a flawless 30 out of 30 score. "He has incredibly good genes and that's just the way God made him".

After performing the exam Friday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Jackson issued a very brief statement saying it "went exceptionally well".

"The president is very healthy and will remain so for the duration of his presidency", Jackson said at a press briefing on Tuesday afternoon.

Even without red flags from test results, Mishori said it was clear that Trump faces some risks.

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Navy doctor Ronny Jackson says his assessment is based on Trump's cardiac assessment.

Trump's cholesterol of 223 is elevated and his low-density lipoprotein of 143 is borderline high.

President Donald Trump performed "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening during his recent physical examination. A BMI of 30 and over is considered obese.

"Along with listing Trump's vitals, including his height (6'3"), weight (239 lbs) and blood pressure (122/74).

Trump also has no heart disease and no family history of it. He passed a battery of heart exams, including a stress test that Jackson said showed an above-average exercise capacity for a man of his age, despite some calcium buildup in his arteries.

In December 2015, Mr Trump's personal physician said the billionaire was in a peak state of health. "I find no reason whatsoever to think that the president has any issues whatever with his thought process".

He described the cognitive assessment he gave Trump as "one of the ones that was a little bit more involved, it was longer, it was the more hard one of all of them".

Developed in Montreal in 1996, it was created to measure "mild cognitive impairment" according to the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery.