Physician to President Donald Trump, Dr. Ronny Jackson speaks during the daily White House press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington. It was Trump's first periodical physical as president and was conducted last Friday at the Walter Reed Army National Military Medical Center.
In addition to assessing Trump's physical health, Jackson also gave Trump a cognitive assessment, screening him for neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer's and finding him to be mentally "sharp".
The MOCA is created to identify "mild cognitive dysfunction" or show signs of Alzheimer's disease. "There's no indication that he has any cognitive issues..."
"Absolutely, he [Trump] is fit for duty". The doctors said that the president is in excellent health.
The physician, who was appointed to the White House post by President Barack Obama and retained by Trump, said that Trump's diet had changed since he took office.
Trump's weight was listed as 239 pounds and height was 6-foot-3.
His first official health check as president found that he was in good health despite being overweight with high cholesterol and living off a diet of fast food and fizzy drinks.
Jackson said the President sleeps only four to five hours a night but rarely sees the President overly stressed. "His cardiac health is excellent". "We talked about diet and exercise a lot".
The White House doctor explained the reason a cognitive assessment was done on the U.S. president is because Trump requested such test be done.
"He has a history of elevated cholesterol, and is now on a low dose of Crestor". He also has a total cholesterol of 223, which is higher than recommended, and is taking medication to address that, Jackson said.
Apart from this, Trump has no problems in vision, head, ears, nose, and throat. He said Trump should ideally lose 10-15 pounds and that he'll work with him on eating better and actually exercising beyond golf. "Some people just have great genes". "I told the president if he had eaten healthier over the last 25 years, he might live to be 200".