Doctor: Obama still chewing nicotine gum, Vitamin D deficient

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President Obama seems to have kicked his cigarette habit -- thanks to the continued use of nicotine gum, according to his doctor.

“The president's overall health is excellent. All clinical data indicates that the president is currently healthy and that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency,” the White House said today in releasing details about the president's latest physical.

Among the details:

— The president continues to focus on healthy lifestyle choices. He eats a healthy diet, exercises daily, remains tobacco-free and only drinks alcohol occasionally and in moderation.

— Ibuprofen. Occasional use to treat intermittent plantar fasciitis.

— Malarone. Malaria chemoprophylaxis, as indicated during periods of global travel to malaria endemic areas.

— Nicotine Gum. Occasional use.

— Vitamin D. Daily to treat mild Vitamin D deficiency.

His vitals:

— Age: 52 years, 10 months.

— Height: 6-foot-1 (73 inches).

— Weight: 180 pounds.

— Body Mass Index: 23.7 kg/m2.

— Resting heart rate: 62 bpm.

— Blood pressure: 112/70 mm Hg.

— Pulse-oximetry: 100%.

— Temperature: 98.0 degrees F.

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.