Donald Trump is in “excellent physical health,” his doctor reported in a new letter released Thursday.
The one-page letter from Dr. Harold Bornstein includes more specific information than the first letter from Bornstein released by Trump’s campaign in December. It notably does not repeat the widely derided claim that the 70-year-old Trump would be the healthiest person ever elected president.
The new letter discloses several data points that the first letter did not, such as Trump’s total cholesterol (169) and his blood sugar (99), both of which are in the normal range.
It specifies some of the tests that Trump has undergone in the last few years: liver function, thyroid function, colonoscopy, an electrocardiogram, an echocardiogram, and a chest X-ray. All results were normal, Bornstein wrote.
The doctor also reported for a second time Trump’s blood pressure (116/70) and PSA levels (0.15), both virtually unchanged from the letter released in December. And he made a point of noting Trump’s testosterone level of 441.6.
Bornstein reiterated that Trump takes medication to manage his cholesterol and a low dose of aspirin.
Trump does not use alcohol or tobacco, the letter said.
Trump is 6 foot 3 inches tall and weighs 236 pounds, according to Bornstein.
The Republican nominee has no family history of premature cardiac disease or cancer, the letter said. “Mr. Trump’s parents, Mary and Fred, lived into their late 80s and 90s,” Bornstein wrote.
An interview with Trump about his health is scheduled to air Thursday on “The Dr. Oz Show.”
The recent scrutiny about the presidential contenders’ health followed Hillary Clinton’s announcement earlier this week that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia, which was disclosed after she left a 9/11 memorial service early while feeling overheated.
Clinton also released more medical details on Wednesday, in which her doctor said she was recovering well from the pneumonia and remained “healthy and fit to serve as president of the United States.”
Is it possible for a 70 year old man to have such a low PSA number? Seems highly unlikely.
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