What happened on Donald Trump's Dr. Oz appearance? 6 things to know

On Sept. 14, Donald Trump went on the "Dr. Oz" show where he and Mehmet Oz, MD, discussed his health and family history, according to The Washington Post.

Here are six things to know:

1. Dr. Oz started the show by asking Mr. Trump a series of questions, such as whether he had issues with hormones, blood sugar and his heart, to which Mr. Trump said "no." When Dr. Oz said the candidate was taking Liptor, a treatment to treat high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, Mr. Trump said, "Yeah, I take a statin. I don't know if I should mention the name. I would, but…" He then said he had been on the statin a couple of years and it has lowered his cholesterol significantly.

2. Dr. Oz referred to one letter which indicated Mr. Trump had a low Prostate-specific antigen level. Mr. Trump said he always asks providers for that number and his PSA levels have "been very good."

3. Dr. Oz ran through the candidate's family history and Mr. Trump said his father passed away when he was 94 years old and they think he may have suffered from Alzheimer's. He said his mother had an accident, but was otherwise healthy and would have "lived well into her 90's."

4. Mr. Trump brought up his personal physician, Harold Bornstein, MD, who has made headlines recently for stating, "If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." On Aug. 26, 2016, Dr. Bornstein told NBC News that he wrote the letter — which has been widely criticized as unscientific — in five minutes, while a limo sent by Mr. Trump waited outside Dr. Bornstein's office.

5. Mr. Trump said Dr. Bornstein was a "respected guy" and that he plans to continue seeing the physician. He said, "A lot of people say you could change doctors. I just say you know what? I've been with him probably over 30 years. I think the last thing I want to do is switch doctors."

6. Mr. Trump told Dr. Oz that he believes "when you're running for president, I think you have an obligation to be healthy. I just don't think you can do the work if you're not healthy. I don't think you can represent the country properly if you're not a healthy person."

For more on Mr. Trump's "Dr. Oz" appearance, click here.

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