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Obama in ‘Excellent Health’ and ‘Fit for Duty,’ Doctor Says

November 01, 2011

(Updates with details of examination starting in third paragraph.)

Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama is in “excellent health” and all indications are he will remain so for the duration of his term, the president’s doctor wrote in a physical exam report released by the White House.

Obama is “fit at 50” and tobacco free, the physician, Jeffrey C. Kuhlman, wrote. Steps the president takes to stay well include eating a healthy diet and keeping physically active. The report said Obama on occasion drinks alcohol in moderation.

The president’s blood pressure is “normal” at 107/71 and his cholesterol level is “ideal.” He has a 10-year coronary heart disease risk of just 2 percent. Obama’s heart rate was 67 beats per minute.

Obama’s medications include “rare” anti-inflammatory drugs related to strenuous physical activity and immunizations associated with world travel. He had “benign skin tags” removed from his neck.

Obama had his physical last week. The president’s previous exam was in February 2010.

--Editors: Bob Drummond, Robin Meszoly

To contact the reporter on this story: Catherine Dodge in Washington at cdodge1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Silva at msilva34@bloomberg.net


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