Republican Donald Trump has revealed results of his medical that shows he is bordering on obese and takes medication for high cholesterol.
The presidential candidate revealed some details of his medical record on the Dr Oz Show, which is set to be screened later today (15 September) – he is shown to be seriously overweight with a BMI of 29.1.
The medical revelation comes following the collapse of his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton at the 9/11 memorial event in New York, and the subsequent pneumonia diagnosis that prompted her to release additional medical information.
Following suit, Trump provided Dr Oz host Mehmet Oz with a letter from his doctor – which he has not made available to other media – in which his weight and high-cholesterol are disclosed.
"I have no problem in doing it – I have it right here. Should I do it?" he responded to Oz, when asked if he would reveal his medical records – also showing a letter from Dr Harold Bornstein of Lenox Hill Hospital, who has been Trump's physician for the past 35 years.
Dr Bornstein said the GOP candidate was in "excellent physical health". His letter also revealed Trump is taking a drug called rosuvastatin, which lowers cholesterol.
The results of Trump's medical, which he said he had several weeks prior to the show, state he is 236lbs (16st8lbs) and stands at 6'3", giving him a BMI of 29.1 – which the NHS states is overweight.
The weight range for 'moderately obese' is a BMI of 30 and above, placing the Republican on the cusp of obesity.
"I think I could lose a little weight," Trump said on the show. "I've always been a little bit this way, you know, but I have always been this way. If I had one thing I'd like to lose weight – it's tough because of the way I live but the one thing I would like to do is drop 15-20lbs, it would be good."
NHS guidelines suggest Trump would be in the healthy BMI range of 18.5-25 if he lost 4st 3lbs.