President Trump remains clinically obese according to a summary of Trump’s health compiled by Dr. Sean Conley, the White House physician.
Conley’s assessment reported a one-pound weight gain by the president since last year, as well as a decline in his cholesterol levels.
He said that Trump’s weight was 244 pounds.
At 6 feet 3 inches tall, the president has a body mass index of 30.5. Anyone with a B.M.I. over 30 is considered obese.
“Trump, a longtime fan of junk food, has not succeeded in losing the 10 to 15 pounds he was said to want to lose after earlier checkups by Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, the former White House physician, who at the time had enthusiastically declared his patient in “excellent health,'” The New York Times reported on Monday.
NY Times, 6/3: “Dr. Conley said that Mr. Trump’s weight was 244 pounds, a one-pound increase from last year.”
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“Based on my history, examination and consultations, the data indicates the president remains healthy,” Conley wrote.
The Times adds: “But the summary was not the customary report released in the past by Mr. Trump and other presidents immediately after an annual physical exam. Rather than one examination, the summary was based on an unknown number of medical appointments that included a highly unusual unannounced visit the president made to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in November, and another from a checkup conducted at the White House in April. In his report, Dr. Conley did not explain the Walter Reed visit or give specific dates for Mr. Trump’s two-week drug regimen of hydroxychloroquine.”