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Doctor says Romney in excellent health

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters after speaking at a rally Friday in Las Vegas. (Associated Press)
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters after speaking at a rally Friday in Las Vegas. (Associated Press)

In addition to the information about his income and taxes, Mitt Romney’s campaign released details about the candidate’s health and that of his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.

Dr. Randall Gaz described Romney, 65, as “a vigorous man who takes excellent care of his personal physical health.”

Romney, said Gaz, “has reserves of strength, energy and stamina that provide him with the ability to meet unexpected demands. There are no physical impairments that should interfere with his rigorous and demanding political career as next president of the United States.”

In a two-page letter, Gaz said Romney takes Lipitor to lower his cholesterol because of a family history of cardiac issues. Gaz also wrote that Romney will undergo close monitoring for prostate cancer because of a family history of the disease.

Ryan’s physician, Dr. Brian Monahan, called his health excellent. He said Ryan has a history of asthma that is occasionally treated with an inhaler.

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