Bernie Sanders in 'Very Good Health,' His Doctor Says
Sanders is 74 years old and will be 75 if he wins the White House.
— -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released his medical history today.
The Sanders campaign circulated a doctor’s note from Sanders' physician for the last 26 years, Rear Adm. Brian P. Monahan, who is the attending physician of the United States Congress.
Monahan wrote that Sanders is in “very good health” and weighed 179 pounds at his most recent physical exam on Nov. 18, 2015.
Sanders, 74, is the oldest candidate running for president and would be the oldest president elected to office if he wins the race. The next oldest candidates are Donald Trump, 69, Hillary Clinton, 68, and Ben Carson, 64.
"Anyone who follows me on the campaign trail knows that I have a lot of endurance. My health is good," Sanders told ABC’s Jonathan Karl today while campaigning in Des Moines, Iowa.
Politico reported last Sunday that David Brock, head of the Clinton super PAC Correct the Record, would call on the Vermont senator to release his medical records if the campaign did not do so voluntarily.
Clinton campaign chair John Podesta tweeted at Brock to “chill out.” Afterwards, Brock released a statement denying any truth to the Politico report and said Correct the Record will not be going after Sanders for his medical records.
Clinton released a health statement from her doctor over the summer saying that she is in "excellent physical condition and fit to serve as President of the United States."
Michael Briggs, Sanders' communications director, told ABC News in a statement that the campaign planned "all along" to release medical information from his physician before the primaries and caucuses.
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