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Na-nana-naa-nah! (What Trump will say to Hillary now that their medical letters have been released)

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Smug or strong?
By Janet Guyon
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

If he’s true to form, Donald Trump will start bragging about how his blood test levels for cholesterol and triglycerides–major risk factors for heart disease–appear better than those of Hillary Clinton.

According to medical letters released by their doctors earlier this week, Trump bests Clinton when it comes to overall cholesterol levels (T: 169; C: 189), “good” HDL levels (T: 63; C: 56), “bad” LDL levels (T: 94; C: 103) and triglycerides (T: 61; C: 159). Both candidates’ cholesterol levels are within normal ranges; Trump does take a statin to lower his.

Clinton’s triglycerides appear a bit elevated, classified as “borderline high,” according to the US National Institutes of Health, which defines normal as below 150 (Clinton came in at 159).

Trump is overweight, with a body mass index of close to 30 and he has said he needs to lose 15 to 20 pounds, according to various news reports. Clinton’s physician didn’t reveal her weight and height, so we don’t know about her BMI.

And Trump–who likes to brag about his energy levels–also revealed his testosterone levels. At 441.6 they are neither particularly high or low for a 70-year-old man.

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