Published: Thu, January 18, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

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The president's diet does not immediately suggest a man whose health is "excellent", as White House physician Dr Ronny Jackson said.

Dr Ronny Jackson said the US President was "fit for duty" and that he aced the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), which tests for mild cognitive impairment including early memory loss. Trump had responded by referring to himself as a "stable genius", and requested the cognitive exam.

'We picked one of the ones that was a little more involved, ' Jackson said of the Montreal test, comparing it to others he could have chosen.

Adding to some online observers' skepticism that Trump's measurements were accurate was the fact that 239 pounds, at 6-3, conveniently put his body mass index at 29.9 - just below the 30.0 threshold for him to be officially described as obese, rather than merely overweight.

"He has incredibly good genes, and it's just the way God made him", Jackson added.

He said Trump now "doesn't have a dedicated, defined exercise program", but added the president's diet has improved since he moved into the White House.

"The people that do the food at the White House are extraordinary, but I think they can maybe make the portions a little bit smaller and maybe we'll cut out some of the more fattening ingredients", he said.

According to Telegraph, the doctor said: "He's very sharp, he's very articulate around me, I've no indication to be concerned about his thought process".

"I get exercise. I mean I walk, I this, I that", Trump, 71, said during an Oval Office interview.

And if he did, Jackson declared, "I would bring that up to the proper people in the chain of command".

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If the British government wants to chart another course, "we are very much willing to deal with them", he said. Despite being pro-Brexit, DUP MEP Diane Dodds tweeted her approval.

Many tweeters blamed the press for going after the doctor, and questioned if they would act the same way if a Democrat were president.

Undergoing a physical is voluntary, and Trump can pick and choose what the public learns about his health.

Mishori disagreed with Jackson's assessment that Trump would be healthy for the rest of his term and possibly a second four-year term.

"It does rule out the need to do any other cognitive assessment", Jackson said. She read a letter written by Richard Tubb, a former physician to the president who trained Jackson and vouched for his integrity.

The tests took place at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland last week.

Jackson said that Trump's cholesterol level has jumped to 223, in the elevated range, and his low-density lipoprotein of 143 is borderline high, so he is increasing Trump's medication. Mr Trump alleged he was born in Kenya and not eligible to lead the country.

Asked several times what the workouts might consist of, he demurred, but said that Trump "would benefit from a diet that is lower in fat and carbohydrates" and an exercise regimen.

Although he does not exercise, Jackson said he could lose up to 15 pounds, improve his diet and his cholesterol is being treated with the cholesterol drug Castor.

Jackson said that he spoke with Trump about why the president may have audibly slurred his words during a speech on December 6 and asked an ear, nose and throat specialist to look into it.

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