White House doctor: "No concerns" about Trump's cognitive health

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The White House has released the summary of Donald Trump's physical exam, following concerns raised over the president's cognitive abilities by a tell-all book that suggested his aides were concerned about his mental state.

Donald Trump's doctor has said he has "no concerns" about the state of the USA president's mental health, despite recent concerns raised about whether he was fit for duty.

Gupta's diagnosis came a day after Trump's doctor, Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, offered his assessment of Trump's health at a White House press briefing.

Asked how the president could achieve these results given his age and reported predilection for junk food, cable TV and a largely sedentary lifestyle, Jackson responded: "Some people have just great genes".

Apparently, Trump also passed with flying colors: He scored 30 out of 30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which is created to detect early signs of memory loss and other neurologic functions.

The report also mentioned Trump's elevated cholesterol levels, which he said had prompted him to increase the dose of Rosuvastatin the president is already taking to tackle the issue.

Jackson said he and the president agreed that a reasonable weight loss goal for Trump would be 10 to 15 pounds over the next year.

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Trump has also said on multiple occasions that the bodies of people around him who do exercise are always breaking down. However, given those lifestyle habits, Trump is still much healthier than many men his age, the report suggests.

The president takes a handful of medications including statins, daily aspirin, and two drugs for skin and hair conditions. He added Trump does not wear dentures.

'I get exercise. I mean I walk, I this, I that, ' Trump, 71, said during an Oval Office interview.

"He's more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part, but we're going to do both", Dr Jackson said, adding that he might enlist First Lady Melania Trump to help.

"It's not a diagnostic test, but it's pretty sensitive in picking up subtle changes in cognition", things involving memory, attention and language but not mental health issues, said Dr. Ranit Mishori, professor of family medicine at Georgetown University, who performs these types of routine physicals.

"The President does take some Ambien on occasion" when he travels overseas, Jackson said. "I told the president if he had eaten healthier over the last 25 years, he might live to be 200".

He described Trump as mentally "sharp and intact", despite the president getting little more than five hours of sleep a night. To figure out what causes the worrisome traits President Trump exhibits - disordered decision-making, an insatiable need for affirmation, little impulse control, confusion about facts, difficulty foreseeing consequences - you'd need more extensive tests, a psychological exam and an MRI. Indeed, Donald Trump Jr used the results of the test in a tweet: "More #winning".

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