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Obama's Doctor: Excellent Health for President After Exam

By    |   Friday, 13 Jun 2014 03:15 PM

President Barack Obama’s doctor gave the U.S. leader an "excellent" health rating, noting that the president focuses on "healthy lifestyle choices," one of which was giving up smoking, although he occasionally uses nicotine gum.

This was the third physical examination during the president’s term, completed during May, a White House release that included a letter from Obama’s physician, Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, said.

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Other healthy choices listed by Jackson included daily exercise, healthy eating, and drinking alcohol in moderation.

“All clinical data indicates that the President is currently healthy and that he will remain so for the duration of his Presidency.” Jackson said in his report.

Obama weighed in at 180 pounds as he nears age 53, and other than recurrent plantar fasciitis, a common ailment that involves heel pain from inflamed tissues, no other health issues were discussed in Jackson’s report.

Under medications, the doctor listed intermittent ibuprofen use to deal with the plantar fasciitis, occasional nicotine gum, Malarone, during periods when he travels to areas where malaria occurs, and vitamin D for a mild deficiency.

The state of Obama’s health was last checked in October 2011.

The fact that he sometimes chews gum to fight off cravings for nicotine after giving up smoking has surprised some overseas, AFP said.

Many people took Obama to task on Twitter after the president was seen chewing gum during a D-Day commemoration while he was in France.

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