(AXIOS) — The White House briefing began with a readout of President Trump's vitals from Dr. Ronny Jackson, who conducted the his routine physical examination. "The president's overall health is excellent," he said.
Jackson said Trump requested a cognitive exam during the session. Trump scored 30/30 on a test of his cognitive ability — "The Montreal Cognitive Assessment" which screened for Alzheimer's and dementia, among other illnesses — Jackson said. "I have no concerns about his cognitive ability.”
Trump is 6'3" and weighs 239 pounds. Jackson said. He added that he discussed a diet plan with the president that would include a smaller amount of carbohydrates and fats. A reasonable goal is for Trump to lose 10–15 pounds in the next year, he said. "The president has acknowledged that he'd be healthier if he lost a few pounds."
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