Trump health summary: High testosterone and a good golf swing

Donald Trump reportedly revealed that he has high testosterone levels and is borderline obese during a discussion show.

Published: 15th September 2016 08:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th September 2016 10:07 AM   |  A+A-

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WASHINGTON: Donald Trump reportedly revealed that he has high testosterone levels and is borderline obese during a discussion of his recent medical examination for a television talk show.

The US Republican presidential nominee was interviewed by Mehmet Oz on the Dr Oz show about the medical checks and his diet and exercise.

The interview will air today, but those who viewed its taping said Mr Trump discussed his desire to lose 15 to 20lb. He also reportedly said he did not exercise, but is so good at golf that he could play professionally.

He used to have high cholesterol but was put on a statin drug to bring it down to its current, healthy level, audience members relayed.

Mr Trump has previously admitted regularly eating fast food, and reportedly said in the interview that he tells whichever staff member is picking up his order not to reveal who it is for, out of fear it might be tampered with.

Mr Trump has a body mass index (BMI) of 30, according to the audience. A BMI of 25-29 is considered overweight, while a BMI of 30 or above is considered obese, according to the NHS. The exam also reportedly showed Mr Trump has high levels of testosterone, the hormone which affects sex drive as well as physical characteristics such as muscle mass.

The Trump campaign reversed itself twice yesterday over whether he would turn the full exam results over to Dr Oz, leading to speculation that there was something Mr Trump wanted to hide.

In the end, the Republican nominee brought a one-page summary of the medical exam to the set.

It was administered by Harold Bornstein, the doctor who penned a widely ridiculed letter in December proclaiming that Mr Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency".

He later said he wrote it in five minutes without giving it much thought.

Amid the chaos wrought by Hillary Clinton's public near-collapse on Sunday, and her subsequent decision to take a break from campaigning to recover from pneumonia, Mr Trump has sought to portray himself as comparatively robust and better equipped for the rigours of the presidency.

He had pledged to make the results of his exam public "when the numbers come in".

As Mr Trump was focusing on fitness, Eric Schneiderman, New York's attorney general, announced he was looking into possible "impropriety" at the Trump Foundation charity after

allegations that it spent $12,000 on an autographed American football helmet and $20,000 on a 6ft portrait of the billionaire himself.

Steven Cheung, a spokesman for Mr Trump, dismissed the allegations about the Trump Foundation as a "Left-wing hit job".

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