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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump released to the Washington Post a one-page letter from his doctor summarizing the results of his latest physical exam ahead of an interview set to air Thursday afternoon with Dr. Mehmet Oz.


Trump's longtime doctor, Harold N. Bornstein, described the candidate as overall having "excellent physical health." Trump takes a cholesterol-mitigating drug, and is considered overweight based on his body mass index.


"[Trump] takes a lipid lowering agent (rosuvastatin) and a low dose aspirin. He does not use tobacco products or alcohol," wrote Bornstein, who has overseen Trump's health since 1980.


Bornstein's only other comment on Trump's health came in December 2015.


"If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency," Bornstein wrote, later revealing that he scribbled the letter in five minutes while a limousine waited outside his office.


The last week has seen a renewed interest in Trump and opponent Hillary Clinton's health, after the democratic candidate left a Sept. 11 memorial early Sunday from dehydration and overheating. Her doctor later issued a statement saying the candidate had been diagnosed with pneumonia Friday.

But Clinton's secrecy on the matter has raised questions about her level of transparency, an issue that has repeatedly dogged her campaign.

In an interview with CNN Monday evening, Clinton said she initially didn't think her bout of pneumonia was "not a big deal," not heeding her doctor's initial warning to get rest.

"Compare everything you know about me with my opponent. I think it's time he met the same level of disclosure that I have for years," she said.

Meanwhile, Trump's pre-recorded interview with Dr. Oz airs Thursday at 1 p.m. Oz said earlier this week that he'll ask "pointed questions" about Trump's health, but also promised to not ask the candidate "questions he doesn't want to have answered."