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Obama fit at fifty, staying healthy as 50+: medical report

world Updated: Nov 01, 2011 17:34 IST

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US President Barack Obama is in "excellent health and fit for duty" for the remaining duration of his presidency, according to his latest medical report.

"The president is in excellent health and 'fit for duty'. All clinical data indicate he will remain so for the duration of his Presidency," said White House physician Dr Jeffrey C Kuhlman after conducting a physical examination of Obama.

"The President is current on all age-appropriate screening tests. He is 'fit at fifty' and staying healthy as 50+," Dr Kuhlman said in a memorandum to the White House Press secretary Jay Carney, a copy of which was released to media.

This was Obama's second physical examination after he became the US President in January 2009, the last one was in February 2010.

His next physical exam is scheduled for December 2012.

Fifty-year-old and 73 inches in height, Obama weighs 181.3 pounds has no past medical and surgical history.

His daily steps to good health include "tobacco free, physical active, eats a healthy diet, stays at a healthy weight and on occasion drinks alcohol in moderation", the report said.

Obama's blood pressure is normal at 107/71 mm Hg and cholesterol is ideal with a calculated 10-year coronary heart disease risk of low (two per cent), the report said.

Medication section of the report says rare use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, associated with episodes of strenuous physical activity; while malaria chemoprophylaxis is associated with travel to areas with malaria, the report said.