Now, the President weighs 243 pounds, an increase of 4 pounds, according to the physical examination results. That weight now puts Trump’s body mass index, or BMI, at 30.4, which makes him clinically obese.
The examination took “approximately four hours” and did not require any sedation or anesthesia, Conley said. Trump was seen by 11 different specialists while at Walter Reed.
People familiar with the President’s eating habits say his meals still include regular helpings of red meat and fried potatoes. Some fish has been introduced into his diet, including dover sole, but he has not started a regular exercise regimen, according to people familiar with his habits.
“The President received a diet and exercise plan last year after his annual physical, but the President admits he has not followed it religiously,” said Hogan Gidley, the principal deputy White House press secretary.
“I’ve got to know him pretty well. And I had absolutely no concerns about his cognitive ability or his, you know, his neurological function,” Jackson told reporters at the time.
After last year’s physical, Jackson was nominated to become Secretary of Veterans Affairs, but later withdrew amid accusations of fostering a hostile workplace and dispensing medications without prescriptions. (He denied those allegations.)
Jackson returned to the White House Medical Unit, but was replaced by Conley as the President’s main physician.
Earlier this month, Trump tapped Jackson to become his chief medical adviser, which the White House said would include advising on health care policy.
CNN’s Liz Stark contributed to this report.