A White House doctor pronounced President Trump medically fit to serve as commander-in-chief on Tuesday - and added that he easily passed a voluntary cognitive assessment created to test his mental reflexes.
Jackson performed the yearly physical Friday at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland.
Trump's physician - Navy doctor Ronny Jackson - says the president achieved a ideal score on the test, which was included in last Friday's medical checkup.
Jackson describes Trump as "very sharp" and "very articulate when he speaks to me".
Still, at the president's request, Jackson did an assessment to screen for any cognitive impairment such as Alzheimers - and Trump got a ideal score.
The doctor says he had "absolutely no concerns" about the 71-year-old president's cognitive abilities, but performed the screening because Trump asked him to do it.More news: KeyCorp Comments on Chesapeake Lodging Trust's Q4 2017 Earnings (CHSP)
In an article on CNN.com Wednesday, the network's chief medical correspondent cited the findings of Trump's coronary calcium CT scan, which examines calcium levels in the blood vessels that go to the heart that would indicate cardiovascular disease.
According to Jackson, Trump told Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, "I do not want you pulling him off that stage".
The doctor says he's found "no reason whatsoever" to think the president has any issues with his thought process.
Trump last revealed details about his health two months before the November 2016 election. "Perhaps should take the cognitive exam?" the official said. Jackson said he would increase that dose in an effort to get Trump's so-called "bad" cholesterol, or LDL level, below 120; it now is 143.
Based on Trump's BMI, it is possible that he should consider losing 39 pounds, which would place him at a BMI of 25, right on the borderline of "normal weight" and "overweight" for someone of his height.
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"We talked about diet and exercise a lot", Dr. Jackson said during the briefing. He'd like the president to lose 10 to 15 pounds over the next year.
He also said Trump took Crestor, a cholesterol lowering statin; a low dose of aspirin to prevent heart attacks; antibiotics to treat skin rosacea; and Propecia for baldness. He passed a battery of heart exams including a stress test that Jackson said showed an above-average exercise capacity for a man of his age, despite some calcium buildup in his arteries.
With such a bad dietary history, how can that be?
Trump did not undergo a psychiatric exam.
President Donald Trump's overall health "is excellent" and he did "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening.
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