Trump releases doctor's letter

Trump releases doctor's letter

Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' MORE on Thursday released a letter from his doctor claiming he is in "excellent physical health,” on the same day his appearance on "The Dr. Oz Show" to discuss the results of his recent physical is set to air.

Trump's campaign trumpeted his results in a statement, taking a shot at rival Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNo, the polls aren't wrong — but you have to know what to look for How to shut down fake Republican outrage over 'spying' on Trump More than 200,000 Wisconsin voters will be removed from the rolls MORE’s stamina and ability to serve as president.

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"We are pleased to disclose all of the test results which show that Mr. Trump is in excellent health, and has the stamina to endure — uninterrupted — the rigors of a punishing and unprecedented presidential campaign and, more importantly, the singularly demanding job of President of the United States," the campaign said.

Trump regularly questions on the stump whether Clinton has the "mental and physical stamina" to serve.

The letter, posted in full below, notes that Trump takes cholesterol drug Statin. But while Trump's height and weight would put him at a body mass index considered overweight by the National Institutes of Health, the letter declares that the GOP presidential nominee is in “excellent physical health.”

“He takes a lipid lowering agent (rosuvastatin) and a low dose aspirin. He does not use tobacco products or alcohol,” Dr. Harold Bornstein wrote.

Trump on Wednesday was interviewed on "The Dr. Oz Show" for an episode that aired Thursday. In it, the billionaire shared the results of his medical exam with TV personality Mehmet Oz and discussed his well-being and approach to health.

Trump is 6-foot-3 and weighs 236 pounds, the letter said. Testing results showed that Trump's cholesterol is 169 mg/dL, with his HDL level at 63 mg/dL, his LDL level at 94 mg/dL and his triglycerides at 61 mg/dL.

His blood pressure during the recent exam was 116/70 and his blood sugar was 99 mg/dl. 

The letter adds that Trump's liver and thyroid tests are normal and that results from a 2013 colonoscopy, as well as an EKG and chest X-ray from this past April, were also normal. 

Trump's physical exam took place Friday, according to the letter from Bornstein, whom the campaign said has been Trump's physician for more than 30 years. 

Bornstein, a gastroenterologist whose specialty is the digestive tract, is the same doctor who wrote Trump's earlier four-paragraph letter that declared Trump would be the "healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." He told NBC News that he wrote that letter in just five minutes.

Clinton and her running mate, Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineOvernight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — House passes sweeping Pelosi bill to lower drug prices | Senate confirms Trump FDA pick | Trump officials approve Medicaid work requirements in South Carolina Senate confirms Trump's nominee to lead FDA Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn's UK rise amid anti-Semitism MORE, both released letters from their doctors on Wednesday, attesting to their fitness for office.

Candidate health and transparency has taken center stage in the presidential campaign in recent days. Clinton was harshly criticized for not revealing her pneumonia diagnosis until she suffered a health incident in public that was caught on video.

Clinton was seen stumbling and struggling to enter a van outside a Sept. 11 memorial on Sunday. Afterward, her campaign acknowledged she had been diagnosed with pneumonia two days earlier. The former secretary of Statr came off the campaign trail in the wake of the incident; she's expected to get back on the road Thursday in North Carolina.

—Updated at 11:15 a.m.