At 110 kgs, US President Donald Trump is now officially obese
Washington, Feb 16: US President Donald Trump has given enough glimpses of his love for fast food, and now it has been revealed that despite eyeing a weight lesser than by 10-15 pounds (4.5-7 kg), the man has become heavier over the past one year and is now officially an obese man.
The Republican president took a weight test last week as part of his annual physical exercise and it was found to be 243 pounds (110 kg), as per White House physician Dr Sean Conley.
The 72-year-old (the oldest president ever to take office) is 6 feet 3 inches tall and with a body mass index of above 30, he is obese. Last year, Trump weighed 239 pounds (108 kg) last year.
However, Conley said the president was in "very good health" and was expected to continue to do so for the remaining period of his presidency and beyond it. No other details were released though, American media reports said.
A team of 11 experts examined the president for four hours at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, District of Columbia, and Conley's remarks came after that.
Obesity is a major public health issue in the US where 93.3 million adults were obese in 2015-2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.