Obama, 54, a former smoker, continues to use nicotine gum once in a
while and takes medication for occasional acid reflux symptoms, the
president's physician, Ronny Jackson, said in a memo released by the
The results from Obama's physical examination last month showed that
his total cholesterol level fell to 188 from 213 in May 2014. His
weight dropped to 175 pounds (79 kg) from 180 over that period.
Obama is 6 feet 1-1/2 inches (1.87 metres) tall.
"The president's overall health remains excellent and is improved
from his last formal assessment," Jackson wrote. Obama's last
assessment was released in June 2014.
"His adherence to a healthy diet and a consistent exercise program
has resulted in an improved lean body mass and lower cholesterol
level. All clinical data indicates that the president is currently
very healthy and that he will remain so for the duration of his
Obama leaves office in January 2017.
(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Peter Cooney)
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