Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Oh Yeah, About Trump's "Excellent" Health
How can a 71-year old who sustains himself on junk food and elaborate cakes and pastries be in excellent health?
Simple answer - he isn't.
Trump's doctor says he's fighting fit. Other doctors say Trump's doctor is full of sh*t.
Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, a rear admiral and the White House physician, said Tuesday in his report on the president’s medical condition that Mr. Trump was in “excellent” cardiac health despite having an LDL cholesterol level of 143, well above the desired level of 100 or less.
Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist at the Scripps Research Institute, disputed that rosy assessment. He said on Wednesday that the most alarming fact is that the president’s LDL levels remain above 140 even though he is taking 10 milligrams of Crestor, a powerful drug that is used to lower cholesterol levels to well below 100.
“That’s a really high LDL,” Dr. Topol said, echoing the concerns of other heart experts who reviewed Dr. Jackson’s report. “We’re talking about a 70-plus-year-old man who is obese and doesn’t exercise. Just looking at the lab value, you would raise a big red flag.”
He added: “I would never use the word excellent health. How you could take these indices and say excellent health? That is completely contradicted.”