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Donald Trump releases one-page summary of medical records

This image released by Sony Pictures Entertainment shows Dr. Oz, left, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a taping of "The Dr. Oz Show," in New York. The show will air on Thursday, Sept. 15. (Sony Pictures Entertainment via AP)
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Dr. Mehmet Oz (left) and Donald Trump taped a segment for “The Dr. Oz Show” Wednesday in New York.

The day after taping a segment for “The Dr. Oz Show,” Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump released a one-page summary of a physical examination that took place last week.

The candidate’s vitals appear to be normal, and “Mr. Trump is in excellent physical health,” Dr. Harold N. Bornstein wrote in the letter, dated Tuesday.

Trump’s weight, however, is 236 pounds, which puts the body mass index of the 6-foot-3-inch tall candidate close the obesity range, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s BMI calculator.

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Trump also takes a statin and a low-dose aspirin, according to the letter.

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The report was published Thursday morning to the campaign’s website, but a press release accompanying the report was briefly removed.

The candidate discussed his weight and general health with Dr. Mehmet Oz after a morning of mixed messages about what would be on the table during the taped interview.

Trump, who has made the candidates’ health a campaign issue, had previously said he would release “very, very specific” information. The letter discloses the results from his laboratory tests, including a cholesterol level of 169 and blood pressure at 116/70. Both of those numbers are considered normal.

Trump’s physician, Dr. Bornstein, drew attention last year with a superlative report on the candidate’s health.

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“If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” Dr. Bornstein wrote.

On Wednesday, Dr. Oz and Trump also discussed Tom Brady, with the 70-year-old real estate mogul saying he felt he’s “the same age as” the Patriots quarterback, who is 39.

The interview also touched on birth control and abortion, with Trump saying women should be able to obtain birth control without a prescription but that he remains opposed to abortion rights.

“The Dr. Oz Show” airs at 2 p.m. on WFXT-TV.

Material from the Associated Press was used in this report. Nicole Hernandez can be reached at nicole.hernandez@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @NRHSJax.