Obama in 'excellent' health, says doctor

2016-03-09 10:57
US President Barack Obama greets supporters before the State of the Union at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Nicholas Kamm, AFP)

US President Barack Obama greets supporters before the State of the Union at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Nicholas Kamm, AFP)

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Washington – Barack Obama's personal doctor says the president is in excellent health, and despite greying hair has become even healthier as his time in the Oval Office goes on.

In a medical report released by the White House on Tuesday, physician to the president Ronny Jackson paints Obama as a paragon of virtue, working out daily, eating healthy food and drinking only in moderation.

"The president's overall health remains excellent and is improved from his last formal assessment [in 2014]," wrote Jackson.

"His adherence to a healthy diet and a consistent exercise program has resulted in an improved lean body mass and lower cholesterol level."

But Obama's physical scorecard is not without blemish.

He is "tobacco" free, but makes "occasional use" of nicotine gum.

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