Mitt Romney Has an Enlarged Prostate, and Ten Other Things We Learned From His Physician

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Here's Mitt Romney without a shirt.

Alongside a ton of tax information, the Romney campaign released notes from the personal physicians of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan this afternoon, a standard practice for presidential tickets. Paul Ryan is obviously in amazing shape and could bend a crowbar with his abs. But what about the 65-year-old Romney? He also seems to be in robust health, according to Randall Gaz, his doctor, who was not shy about championing his support. ("There are no physical impairments that should interfere with his rigorous and demanding political career as the next president of the United States.") Still, we learned some interesting things about Romney. Such as:

  • Romney "eats a high fiber diet with abundant fruits and vegetables."
  • He "totally abstains from ... illicit drugs."
  • He's allergic to penicillin.
  • He takes aspirin and Lipitor daily.
  • He has "hyperlipidemia." (In English: high cholesterol.)
  • And "minimally symptomatic benign prostatic hypertrophy." (In English: an enlarged prostate.)
  • He has a resting heart rate of 40 beats per minute, which is impressive. ("For an adult, a normal resting heart rate ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute. For a well-trained athlete, a normal resting heart rate may be closer to 40 beats a minute," says the Mayo Clinic.)
  • He has an oral temperature of 98.4 degrees.
  • He's 6'1.5"and weighs 185 pounds.
  • He had an appendectomy in 1965.
  • He has never had HIV.

And now, just because, here is an old campaign ad featuring Mitt Romney jogging: