Donald Trump undergoes annual health check

Donald Trump undergoes annual health check

Trump was seen by a "panel of 11 different board certified specialists", Dr. Sean P. Conley wrote in a brief memo released by the White House.

US President Donald Trump is "in very good health", the White House doctor said after a four-hour physical examination.

Mr. Trump underwent a almost four-hour annual physical test on Friday - his second periodic examination after becoming the US President in January 2017.

The 72-year-old president is a teetotaler and does not smoke, but likes a sedate lifestyle.

"The president received a diet and exercise plan a year ago after his annual physical, but the president admits he has not followed it religiously", said White House spokesman Hogan Gidley.

In January, Trump hosted the strapping athletes of America's champion college football team, the Clemson Tigers, with a mountain of hamburgers and pizzas.

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White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said before the exam that Trump, 72, hasn't "religiously" followed the diet and exercise guidance he received past year. It's unclear how much more detail will be released in the coming days.

After Mr Trump's first exam as president, Dr. Ronny Jackson, a Navy rear admiral, declared the President to be in "excellent health". "Incredibly good genes", he said.

Then-presidential physician Ronny Jackson previous year released results from Trump's medical exam showing he was borderline obese - weighing 239 pounds at 6 feet, 3 inches tall - but declared the president to be "fit for duty" and in "excellent health". Conley conducted this year's examination on Mr. Trump, which took place "over the course of approximately four hours".

The admiral denied the allegations, which Trump called "lies", the president subsequently recommended him for a second star (higher military rank), and the president recently promoted him to White House chief medical adviser.

Jackson, who is still under investigation, will also travel and work closely with White House staff.

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