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President Donald Trump is perfectly healthy and fit to lead the country, showing no cognitive or mental issues, although he could stand to lose a few pounds, the White House doctor said Tuesday.

Trump supporters and those closest to the president maintain that the numbers are real and people should get over it.

"It's called genetics", Jackson said.

Cognitive assessments aren't routine in standard physicals, though they recently became covered in Medicare's annual wellness visits for seniors.

Jackson spent an hour answering reporters' questions this week and he was repeatedly asked how septuagenarian with little exercise apart from golf and a love of fast food could register such an excellent bill of health.

Mr Trump's body mass index (BMI) of 29.9 put him in the overweight category - and on the brink of obese - for his alleged height at 190cm.

Trump's doctor spoke yesterday as he broke the silence on President's health his diet. Some people have just great genes.

Walking would take too long, he said, "I don't want to spend the time".

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"'Two men can be 6'3" and almost 240lbs, but if one has 30 ideal body fat versus the other with 10 percent body fat, you will get a radically different looking person.

Trump's physician, Navy doctor Ronny Jackson, administered a medical checkup on Friday last week.

Trump asked that a cognitive test be included as part of his first physical exam in the wake of criticism about his mental fitness.

US President Donald Trump has a common form of heart disease, relatively easy to address if he increases the dose of his cholesterol-lowering medication and makes necessary lifestyle changes. Out of 30 possible points, Trump scored a full 30, and Jackson said he does not believe the president should undergo any further mental testing. The White House medical team chose the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), which was designed as a rapid screening tool for mild cognitive dysfunction - a loss of memory and clear thinking ability that sometimes precedes dementia.

Ranit Mishori, an attending physician at Georgetown University-Providence Hospital in Washington, said Trump received more screening and diagnostic tests than are generally recommended for someone at his age and with his medical history. "What can I tell you?" he said.

He said that while Trump "doesn't have a daily exercise regiment", Trump "has a lot of energy, a lot of stamina".

The White House chefs, Jackson said, are now cooking for him a much healthier diet.


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