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Donald Trump is in “excellent physical health,” according to a letter from his doctor.

The Republican nominee released the letter following a recent physical examination by Dr. Harold N. Bornstein.

Donald Trump, 70, is listed as 6ft 3in and weighing 236lb.

The letter comes as Hillary Clinton returns to the campaign trail after time off with pneumonia, appearing briefly to reporters.

Boarding a plane in White Plains, New York, Hillary Clinton spoke to journalists as she flew to North Carolina to hold a rally, her first campaign event since the weekend.

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Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have faced public scrutiny over transparency about the state of their health.

“He takes a lipid lowering agent (rosuvastatin) and a low dose aspirin,” the letter said.

“He does not use tobacco products or alcohol.”

Donald Trump’s weight and height give him a body mass index of 29.5, according to US measurements, which is within the “overweight” range but close to the “obese” mark at 30.0.

The Republican discussed his health with talk-show host Dr. Mehmet Oz in a taped interview, which is set to air on September 15.

Donald Trump first revealed the letter, which is dated September 13, in his appearance on The Dr. Oz Show.

“I feel as good today as I did when I was 30,” Donald Trump said on the show, according to a clip.

Dr. Harold Bornstein, a gastroenterological specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, has cared for Donald Trump since 1980, according to the letter.

The note continues to detail parts of Donald Trump’s medical record, including that he was only in hospital once at age 11 for an appendectomy.

Although the letter provides some insight, it does not include Donald Trump’s detailed medical history.

Donald Trump’s doctor Harold Bornstein has said he spent just 5 minutes on a letter endorsing the Republican candidate’s health, while Trump’s car waited outside.

Dr. Harold Bornstein told NBC News: “In the rush I think some of those words didn’t come out exactly the way they were meant.”

The doctor’s letter said Donald Trump, 70, would be the “healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency”.

Harold Bornstein, of York’s Lenox Hill Hospital, said he “picked up” the candidate’s own “kind of language” when writing it.Donald Trump hails Brexit referendum result

Two weeks before the note was written, Donald Trump tweeted to say he had “instructed my long-time doctor to issue, within two weeks, a full medical report”, adding that it would “show perfection”.

Donald Trump later highlighted the endorsement from Dr. Harold Bornstein, who faced questions about its exaggerated tone.

Dr. Harold Bornstein says he may have overstated the case “so that they [the Trump campaign] would be happy”.

“I think I picked up his kind of language and then I just interpreted it to my own,” he said.

Donald Trump would be the oldest person to be elected US president, were he to win in November. His rival Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is 68-year-old.

The health of two candidates has become a focal point in the campaign, with Donald Trump repeatedly alleging that Hillary Clinton is physically unfit.

Hillary Clinton has hit back at what she says are unfounded allegations, and Donald Trump has faced criticism over the personal nature of the attacks.

Neither candidate has divulged their full medical record. Hillary Clinton released a statement from her doctor, Lisa Bardack, in 2015.

Dr. Lisa Bardack said: “She is excellent physical condition and fit to serve as President of the United States.”