Trump 'mentally sharp', but needs to lose weight

Marcus Newton
January 21, 2018

The President weighs 239 pounds. Also concerning are Trump's total cholesterol levels and his LDL ("bad" cholesterol), as both increased significantly over the past year, despite being on a statin drug known as Crestor or Rosuvastatin.

Jackson said of Trump that "He would like to lose 10 to 15 pounds".

Most people might have not heard of this test, also known simply as a heart scan or calcium score.

Stephen Colbert doubted the numbers, saying on his show in a Trump voice: "Listen, doc, I don't want to be obese, but I feel like this wad of cash is about one pound". Jackson said he was increasing Trump's dosage of the cholesterol medication to "further decrease his cardiac risk".

The doctor revealed the test would have revealed evidence of Alzheimer's disease and other issues. "We talked about diet and exercise a lot". "He's eating what the [White House] chefs are cooking for him and they're cooking a much healthier diet for him now".

Trump is also not alone in his lack of interest in exercise. Trump has been seen out on the golf course, and the guidelines do say that "some activity is better than none", but if his doctor has any say in the matter, Trump will be exercising more.

"He would benefit from a diet that is lower in fat and carbohydrates", Jackson said.

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That's according to White House physician Ronny Jackson, who released information about Trump's yearly physical, which was conducted last week, at a press conference on Tuesday. Some people have just great genes.

The physical took place on Friday (Jan.12) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is a routine practice; however, Trump's exam has been under heightened scrutiny due to questioning of his mental stability.

He said Trump asked to go under a cognitive assessment and he has "no concerns about his cognitive ability".

Jackson said he "found no reason whatsoever to think the President has any issues whatsoever with his thought processes".

I put the question to Bandy X Lee, the Yale Medical School psychiatrist who compiled the controversial book The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, raising doubts about Trump's mental fitness.

"He is fit for duty", Dr. Ronny Jackson told reporters after Trump did "exceedingly well" on a cognitive screening.

Jackson answered questions for almost an hour, discussing the results from Trump's physical in fine detail-but the overall takeaway was that the President is in great mental and physical shape.

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