Trump in 'very good health,' physician says

Frederick Owens
February 9, 2019

"This afternoon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the president participated in a second periodic physical examination", Sean P. Conley, DO, the physician to the president, said in a statement.

The examination took "approximately four hours" and did not require any sedation or anesthesia, Conley added. He said reports and recommendations stemming from the exam were still being finalized.

"All clinical data indicates the president is healthy and that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency", Jackson, a rear admiral in the Navy, said at the time. It's unclear how much more detail will be released in the coming days.

Trump weighed 239 pounds (108 kg) at last year's physical.

CNN cited another source as saying that the President still orders fast food to be delivered to the White House and enjoys well done red meat dinners.

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Almost a dozen White House officials and sources close to Trump said he is reluctant to change his eating habits and has not set foot in the White House fitness room, calling exercise a "waste of the energy".

Trump, 72, doesn't drink alcohol or smoke, but he's not a big fan of the gym either. "By all standards, by all metrics, any way a doctor or cardiologist would look at it, the president does have heart disease", Gupta declared after the briefing, despite Jackson's own firm assertion that Trump was not suffering from heart disease. With the White House kitchen too understaffed to cater a meal, Trump stepped in: He ordered burgers, french fries and pizza.

Jackson returned to the White House this month as assistant to the president and chief medical adviser.

According to a CNN report, the physical is expected to be conducted by Dr. Sean Conley who took over for Ronny Jackson a year ago. Trump was said to have "incredibly good genes". Neurological, cognitive and stress tests were also performed.

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