17st Trump takes pill a day to battle baldness; White House medic reveals all after leader's check-up.
Byline: CHRISTOPHER BUCKTIN US Editor
DONALD Trump uses hair loss pills to maintain his distinctive style, his White House doctor has revealed.
Navy medic Ronny Jackson, who has just done his first physical since taking office, revealed the President has a Propecia tablet daily to fight baldness.
He also said that at 17 stone, he could do with losing a stone and needs medication to control his cholesterol.
And he revealed the abrasive tycoon ordered a cognitive test as part of his check-up to scotch claims he is mentally unfit for the top job.
Jackson initially said the examination "went exceptionally well" but added there was room for improvement. He said they talked about diet and exercise but Trump was "more enthusiastic about the diet part".
The US leader scored 30 out of 30 on the cognitive test last Friday and Jackson described him as "very sharp" and "very articulate when he speaks to me".
Jackson said he had "absolutely no concerns" about the 71-year-old's cognitive abilities but performed the screening because he asked him to do it.
Trump, who is 6ft 3in, weighed in for Friday's medical at 239lb - 3lb heavier than he was in September 2016.
His blood pressure was 122 over 74 and his total cholesterol was 223, higher than recommended. But based on a cardiac assessment, Jackson said his overall health "is excellent". He added: "He has a very strong probability of making it through his presidency with no medical issue."
Trump took office at 70, making him the oldest incoming US president to date.
Last week, he declared that he was a "very stable genius" after controversial new book Fire and Fury questioned his mental fitness for office.
Author Michael Wolff has also detailed how Trump allegedly liked to be in bed by 6.30pm - eating a cheeseburger, watching three TVs and making phone calls.
THE STATS Age: 71 Height: 6ft 3in Weight: 239lb (17 stone) Blood pressure: 122/74 Cholesterol: 223 (high) Hair: Takes Propecia. Additional meds: Crestor for cholesterol. Diet: Should be less fatty.
TRESSED Trump's hair has been subject of much mockery
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Jan 17, 2018|
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