Is Donald Trump as healthy as he claims?

Trump's doctor said Trump will be the healthiest individual elected as president ever.

In a letter Donald Trump's campaign released earlier this year, the candidate's personal physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, made a bold statement that raised a lot of eyebrows.

Bornstein claimed, "If elected ... Mr. Trump will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." So we took a closer look at new medical information Trump released Thursday and compared Trump's health information to two past presidents, Barack Obama and George W. Bush, so you can decide for yourself if the "healthiest ever" claim is true.

"The more information the public has the more informed decision they can make," said Dr. Prakash Balan, a cardiologist with Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute-TMC and UTHealth.

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Trump wins the cholesterol battle and comes in with the lowest number when compared to Bush and Obama.

"It's normal for a man his age," said Dr. Balan.

When we analyzed triglycerides, Trump comes in right in the middle.

But then there's body mass index or BMI. That's where Trump's doctor's claim hits a speed bump. Trump has a BMI of 29.5, Obama comes in at 22.8 and Bush was at 25.6.

Trump is borderline obese, about 20-30 pounds overweight. And he knows it.

"I think I could lose a little weight," Trump said on the Dr. Oz show that aired Thursday.

His medical release also provided more information on his past medical tests.

In 2013, Trump underwent a colonoscopy. A few months later, a cardiac evaluation, and earlier this year an EKG and chest X-ray.

Everything came back normal.

"We learned he's in good general health," said Dr. Balan. "He does have a low cardiovascular risk within the next several years. He has a risk of a cardiovascular event of 1 percent in the next two years and 8 percent in the next 10 years."

On the trail now, Trump is using health to hit Hillary. But at the end of the day, KHOU Political Analyst Bob Stein doesn't think health will sway voters, that is unless Trump goes too far.

"Making fun of it crosses a boundary," said Stein. "For some voters, it might be seen as disrespectful or sexist. As a result, it doesn't help him."

Sixty-two percent of voters polled in an online Twitter poll say they want both candidates to release more medical information. But with less than two months left before election day, it's unlikely more will be released.

"I think this is a reasonable amount of information to know," said Dr. Balan. "It gives us a good idea of his health and what his cardiovascular risk might be."


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