Dr. Natalie Azar told MSNBC’s Craig Melvin Thursday that Donald Trump “has some risk factors for heart disease.”
The reason: “his age, he’s male, he has elevated cholesterol, he doesn’t exercise, he doesn’t appear to eat all that healthy and he’s slightly overweight,” Azar said.
“He’s a little bit heavier than he should be,” she said earlier.
“By the definition that you guys use, is he overweight?” added Melvin. “Is he obese?”
Azar, an NBC News medical contributor, noted that “we can’t answer that because there’s a discrepancy in the exact weight that we got from a couple of people, and I want to also point out, that there’s a huge controversy about the BMI measurement anyway, so I feel like that gets us into a territory we might not want to get into,” she continued. “He has some risk factors for heart disease; his age, he’s male, he has elevated cholesterol, he doesn’t exercise, he doesn’t appear to eat all that healthy and he’s slightly overweight.”
“That doesn’t disqualify him for running for president. … And I would agree with Dr. Oz that nothing about what we learned yesterday makes him unfit to be president, but like everybody, he’s got some places where he can improve upon.”