Obama Fit, Smoke-Free, Physical Says
That occasional cheeseburger apparently isn't hurting him, doc says
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2011 9:24 AM CDT
This May 5, 2009 file photo shows President Barack Obama being served a cheese burger, not one of his healthier menu choices.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak,File)
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(Newser) – He may be sporting more than a few new gray hairs, but Barack Obama is physically no worse for the wear, according to his second physical as president. At the big 5-0, Obama is fit and "tobacco free," eats a healthy diet, is physically active, and is poised for “staying healthy at 50-plus," writes Dr. Jeffrey Kuhlman in a two-page report. “The president is in excellent health and fit for duty. All clinical data indicate he will remain so for the duration of his presidency."

Kuhlman noted that Obama “on occasion drinks alcohol,” and has a “well-healed lower lip laceration ”—courtesy of an elbow he caught during a basketball game last year, reports the New York Times. Obama has also had benign skin tags removed from his neck, and occasionally undergoes physical therapy to address nagging issues with his back, the report notes.