By Prudence Arobani
U.S. President Donald Trump may dwell as much as 200 years if he had maintained a more healthy food regimen over the previous 20 years, White House doctor, Dr Ronny Jackson, mentioned.
Jackson mentioned, whereas presenting the result of Trump’s medical health, that the president may eat KFC and McDonald’s and nonetheless be in nice form as a result of God gave him ‘incredible genes’.
The White House doctor additionally declared the president as “very healthy” and his total well being “excellent” despite his unhealthy habits.
“It’s referred to as genetics. I don’t know. Some individuals have simply nice genes.
“I told the president that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old.”
“I don’t know. It’s just the way God made him,” Jackson mentioned.
The doctor’s press briefing got here after Trump underwent his first bodily examination as president on Friday on the Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre in Bethesda, Maryland.
Jackson mentioned Trump obtained an ideal rating on a cognitive check designed to display screen for neurological impairment.
According to him, it’s evident that the President didn’t undergo from psychological points that might forestall him from functioning in workplace and might serve out two phrases of eight years.
“I’ve found no reason whatsoever to think the president has any issues whatsoever with his thought processes,” Jackson, a rear admiral within the Navy, mentioned.
A guide printed earlier this month, “Fire and Fury” by Michael Wolff, asserted that even Trump’s personal advisers and associates questioned his health for workplace.
Trump, the physician mentioned, requested for the cognitive check to reply his critics and try and quell questions on his psychological talents.
Jackson mentioned with largely regular outcomes on a battery of exams and examinations “excellent”, Trump, 71, has remarkably good cardiac well being, most likely as a result of he doesn’t smoke or drink alcohol.
Jackson mentioned the president sleeps solely 4 to 5 hours an evening however hardly ever sees the president overly pressured.
“He has a unique ability to just get up in the morning and just reset. He gets up and he just starts a new day,” he mentioned.
According to him, nonetheless, Trump weighs 239 kilos, he’s too sedentary and his ldl cholesterol is just too excessive, despite taking medication to decrease it.
“The president and I talked; he would like to lose 10 to 15 pounds. We talked about diet and exercise a lot,” Jackson mentioned.
The doctor, who was appointed to the White House publish by President Barack Obama and retained by Trump, mentioned that Trump’s food regimen had modified since he took workplace.
During the presidential marketing campaign, Trump’s long-time private doctor, Harold Bornstein, had declared that Trump could be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency”.