The letter from Bornstein is much more straightforward and professional than one he wrote for Trump in December 2015, in which he bizarrely proclaimed that Trump “would be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency”.
Trump’s appearance on Oz’s show, came shortly after Dr. Lisa Bardack published a medical letter, in which she explained Hillary Clinton’s state of health.
The campaign released two pages of documents – a cover letter from a hospital and another page of test results – that Trump discussed with television doctor Mehmet Oz during the Wednesday taping of a program airing Thursday.
Trump, 70, is 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 236 pounds, the letter by Dr. Harold Bornstein, dated September 13, said. Trump takes a lipid lowering agent (rosuvastatin) and a low dose aspirin.
It adds that he does not use tobacco or consume alcohol – abstention he has attributed in the past to the death of his older brother Freddy due to alcoholism. While he has talked about members of his family who have grappled with alcoholism or Alzheimer’s disease, the letter did not address this in the mention of his family health history.
On Wednesday, Dr. Oz and Trump also discussed Tom Brady, with the 70-year-old real estate mogul saying he felt he’s “the same age as” the Patriots quarterback, who is 39. Lab results in the letter show normal levels of cholesterol and blood sugar.
He had a a colonoscopy in July 2013, which was “normal and revealed no polyps”.
According to the results of a recent physical, Trump’s cholesterol is charted at 169, with an HDL level of 63 and a LDL level of 94. “In other words, when he gets the result from his doctor”. “This study was reported within range of normal”.
Bornstein had issued a letter on Trump’s health late previous year that raised eyebrows due to its tone.
A detailed summary of the records Trump gave Dr. Oz have not yet been released, however.
Trump also reportedly had some surprising comments about his exercise regimen and eating habits, per NBC’s Jesse Rodriguez.