WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama has passed a series of medical tests that confirmed that he was now weaned from his dependence on tobacco, according to a medical report released on Monday.
“The president is in excellent health and” fit to perform his duties “, says Dr. Jeffrey Kuhlman who conducted the tests performed by the head of the U.S. government last week.
“All the clinical evidence that his condition will remain unchanged for the remainder of the term,” the doctor said.
Obama, who had made several attempts to quit smoking, is now “weaned from his dependence on tobacco.” He eats healthily and does regular exercise and does not suffer from excess weight.
The two-page report says that he sometimes ” drink alcohol in moderation.”
In June 2009, when the question was put to him about his smoking, he had claimed to be weaned to 95% but admitted committing “Sometimes sprains.”
Obama started smoking when he was young. The White House has not provided any indication of when he stopped using tobacco.
Although his temples started to turn gray and despite the stress of his office, U.S. President who turned 50 in August seems in better shape.
His cholesterol has dropped significantly since they were investigated in February 2010.
“The tests confirm that the president has a physiology in relation to the average person of his age,” the medical report.
Obama, who is 1.86 m, weighs 82.2 kg or about 500 grams more than in previous examinations. He does exercise almost daily, including the running and strength exercises. He time to time plays golf and basketball.