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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.

Image source U.S. Marine Corps

Image source U.S. Marine Corps

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.

Hillary Clinton’s personal doctor, Lisa Bardack, says the Democratic nominee is “healthy and fit to serve” as US president as her campaign released updated medical information.

The statement said Hillary Clinton “continues to improve” after a pneumonia diagnosis.

The disclosure came as Donald Trump released health data of his own on The Dr Oz Show.

Hillary Clinton aides say she will return to the campaign trail on September 15 after falling ill in public at the weekend.

Both candidates, among the oldest ever to run for the White House, have been under intense pressure to share more medical information.

Health issues have dominated the race for November’s election since a dizzy spell forced Hillary Clinton, 68, to leave a 9/11 ceremony in New York on September 11.Hillary Clinton South Carolina victory

Hillary Clinton’s campaign said on September 14 that her physician found her complete physical examination was “normal” and she is in “excellent mental condition”.

Dr. Lisa Bardack said Hillary Clinton was “recovering well with antibiotics and rest”.

The campaign said Hillary Clinton had a chest scan on September 9 that showed a “mild, non-contagious bacterial pneumonia”.

Hillary Clinton – who has been recuperating at her suburban New York home – was treated with an antibiotic called Levaquin, which she was prescribed for 10 days.

Dr. Lisa Bardack said: “She continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States.”

The physician said Hillary Clinton was up to date on all vaccines, including two given to help prevent pneumonia, Prevnar and Pneumovax.

The letter did not state when she received those vaccines.

Hillary Clinton’s blood pressure (of 100 over 70) and total cholesterol (189) were all within healthy levels, according to the letter.

The former Secretary of State also had a normal mammogram and breast ultrasound, said the doctor.

Hillary Clinton takes thyroid and allergy medicines and the blood thinner Coumadin, prescribed after she suffered a blood clot resulting from a 2012 concussion.

The blood clot was said to have been in a vein in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear.

The complication led Hillary Clinton to spend a few days in hospital and take a month off from her job at the State Department.

Donald Trump, meanwhile, has said he is planning to release details this week of a recent physical.

The Republican White House nominee handed over a one-page summary of that examination while appearing on The Dr Oz Show.

Donald Trump told Dr. Oz he is 236lb and 6ft 3in tall, which would make him clinically overweight.

The Dr Oz Show will not be broadcast until September 15 and the campaign declined to immediately disclose the results.

Donald Trump told a rally in Canton, Ohio, on September 14 that he doubted Hilalry Clinton would have the stamina to lead one of his events.

The Republican asked the crowd: “You think Hillary would be able to stand up here for an hour and do this? I don’t think so, I don’t think so.”

Donald Trump later said she was “lying in bed, getting better”.

Former President Bill Clinton has praised the strength and health of his wife, Hillary Clinton, dismissing Karl Rove’s public doubts about her well-being.

“As far as I can tell, she’s in better shape than I am,” Bill Clinton, a Democrat, said of his wife.

Hillary Clinton, 66, said to be weighing a 2016 presidential bid, fell ill in 2012.

Last week, Republican Karl Rove questioned Hillary Clinton’s capacity for the White House and reportedly said she had brain damage.

Republican Karl Rove questioned Hillary Clinton’s capacity for the White House and reportedly said she had brain damage

Republican Karl Rove questioned Hillary Clinton’s capacity for the White House and reportedly said she had brain damage

The New York Post reported on Tuesday that Karl Rove, the strategist behind George W. Bush’s election to the White House, had told an audience in Los Angeles last week: “Thirty days in the hospital? And when she reappears, she’s wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what’s up with that.”

In fact, Hillary Clinton was in hospital for three days after falling ill with a stomach bug in December 2012. After becoming severely dehydrated, Hillary Clinton fell at home and struck her head, suffering a concussion. While she was in hospital doctors diagnosed a blood clot.

Karl Rove has disputed the New York Post report.

“I didn’t say she had brain damage. I said she had a serious health episode,” he said on Fox News.

Democrats and some analysts have said Karl Rove is trying to inject concerns about Hillary Clinton’s health into the public debate as the start of the 2016 presidential race nears.

“There are ways to bring these issues up, and certainly anybody who’s running for president has to answer some health questions, and more so, for someone who’s going to be 69 at the time that she would take the oath of office,” liberal Daily Beast columnist Michael Tomasky said on MSNBC.

“However, this ain’t the way to bring it up – a poisonous, toxic way to introduce this.”

Bill Clinton said at the Peterson Foundation Fiscal Summit in Washington on Wednesday that Hillary Clinton’s concussion was serious and that it took her six months to recover.

“Look, she works out every week, she is strong, she’s doing great,” Bill Clinton said.

“She certainly seems to have more stamina now.”

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