President Trump has medical checkup

President Donald Trump Dr. Ronny Jackson speaks during the daily White House press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House Jan. 16 2018 in Washington

Trump's Annual Physical Set For Friday, No Press Conference Expected

Jackson said previous year he increased Trump's dose of a medicine to control cholesterol, AstraZeneca PLC's Crestor.

"While the reports and recommendations are being finalised, I am happy to announce the President of the United States is in very good health and I anticipate will remain so for the duration of his Presidency and beyond", Sean P Conley, a Navy officer who is the president's physician and the current director of the White House medical unit, said in a statement.

The Washington Post's Philip Bump first coined that term back when Harold Bornstein was issuing completely unserious reviews of the then-presidential candidate's health. More detail about the physical is likely to come next week.

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Dr. Jackson said then that Mr. Trump had a ideal score on a cognitive test and might live to be 200 years old if he had a more healthful diet.

Trump weighed 239 pounds (108 kg) at last year's physical. His primary form of exercise is golf. He does not smoke or drink.

White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said before the exam that Trump, 72, hasn't "religiously" followed the diet and exercise guidance he received previous year. He is not expected to hold a public briefing on Trump's health, the report said.

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Adm. Ronny Jackson, Trump's physician a year ago, said while Trump was "more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part. we're going to do both".

When the Clemson University football team visited the White House last month, Trump hosted them with a spread of burgers, chicken nuggets and fries from a variety of fast food chains.

Conley replaced Jackson after Trump nominated the latter to lead the Veterans Affairs Department. Neurological, cognitive and stress tests were also performed. Bornstein at the time stated Trump would be the healthiest president ever elected, despite also being the oldest.

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According to a CNN report, the physical is expected to be conducted by Dr. Sean Conley who took over for Ronny Jackson previous year.

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