Donald Trump is clinically obese, according to latest medical exam

Donald Trump is clinically obese, according to latest medical exam

Donald Trump, like approximately 93.3 million Americans, is clinically obese, according to Centres for Disease Control estimates.

Dr Sean P Conley, the president’s physician, released results of his physical, in which he said he is in "good health".

“I am happy to announce the president of the United States is in very good health and I anticipate he will remain so for the duration of his presidency, and beyond.”

In a memorandum obtained by TIME, Trump is six foot three inches tall and weighs 244 pounds.

This would give him, assuming he engages in 30-60 minutes of exercise a week, a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30.1, making him clinically obese.

The US president has a resting heartrate of 70 beats per minute, and a blood pressure of 118/80.

The results also showed that Trump gained four pounds since January 2018 and his prescription for rosuvastatin, which is used to treat high cholesterol, was increased.

Dr Gary LeRoy, a doctor and president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians, told the publication that if someone with Trump’s numbers walked into his practice, it would be “concerning” to him.

He added that if the president were his patient, “we’d be having a conversation about his body mass index and lifestyle. His diet, what types of activities he does."

Trump has previously stated that he doesn’t have an exercise regime, and a feature in The New Yorker a few years ago confirmed that he doesn’t like exercising… at all.

Trump himself says that he is 'not a big sleeper’ (‘I like three hours, four hours’) and professes a fondness for steak and McDonald’s. Other than golf, he considers exercise misguided, arguing that a person, like a battery, is born with a finite amount of energy.

The US president’s love of fast food is well documented, and he once starred in a bizzare Maccy Ds advert in 2002.

He also prepared a fastood spread with pizzas and hundreds of burgers when Clemson University’s football team visited the White House.

During his 2016 presidential campaign, he ate 2,530 calories worth of McDonald’s, and social media posts also feature fastfood.

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