Obama gets clean bill of health

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Other than a sore right foot and mildly high cholesterol, President Obama is in excellent health, his doctor reported Thursday.

The two-page report by Mr. Obama’s personal physician, Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, said the president hasn’t gone back to smoking cigarettes and exercises regularly.

“The president continues to focus on healthy lifestyle choices,” the report said. “He eats a healthy diet, exercises daily, remains tobacco free, and only drinks alcohol occasionally and in moderation.”

Dr. Jackson said the exam conducted last month indicates that Mr. Obama is “currently healthy and that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency.”

But the president, who enjoys an occasional “burger run,” does have elevated cholesterol. His total cholesterol score is 213, which is considered borderline high. And his LDL or “bad” cholesterol is 137, also considered borderline high.

His HDL score of 72 and triglycerides score of 47 are both considered very good.

The president does experience “mild tenderness” of his right foot, which Dr. Jackson said is “consistent with recurrent right plantar fasciitis.” He takes ibuprofen as needed.

Mr. Obama stands six-foot-one and weighs 180 pounds. His blood pressure was 112 over 70. The president’s last physical exam was in October 2011.

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