President Donald Trump, who delights in confounding health experts with his junk food cravings and disinclination to exercise, underwent an annual medical checkup Friday.
President Donald Trump's physician says the president is "in very good health" and is likely to remain so for the duration of his presidency and beyond.
Conley said Trump did not undergo any procedures requiring sedation or anesthesia, meaning he did not have a colonoscopy.
The 72-year-old president is a teetotaler and does not smoke, but likes a sedate lifestyle. Last month, he invited the college football champion Clemson Tigers to the White House during the partial government shutdown.
"The President received a diet and exercise plan a year ago after his annual physical, but the President admits he has not followed it religiously", he said. As of December 2017, he had spent 168 days at his golf properties since taking office, according to NBC News, but it's unclear how many days he actually spent golfing. Nor has he been known to enter the White House gym for a workout.
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No further details on the president's health have been released yet.
Last year's physical drew incredulous reactions, as Jackson told assembled reporters in the press briefing room that Trump was in excellent health, despite facts in direct contradiction to that statement, such as Trump's borderline obesity. But the doctor named as its author later said Mr Trump had written the letter himself.
Dr Conley replaced Dr Jackson after Mr Trump nominated the latter to lead the Veterans Affairs Department.
Jackson, who is still under investigation, will also travel and work closely with White House staff. Doctors checked his eyes, ears, nose and throat, heart, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, skin, and teeth. "Absolutely", Jackson said at the time.
Last Saturday, he was reinstalled as assistant to the president and chief medical adviser.