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Christie 'fit to serve' as governor, doctor says

| Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, 7:06 p.m.
N.J. Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.
N.J. Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie has “no medical limitations” and is fit to serve as governor, his doctor said in a report released on Friday.

The governor, 51, had promised to release his medical records during a debate three weeks ago with his Democratic opponent, Barbara Buono.

Christie is seeking a second term in the November election, and he's considered a potential candidate for president in 2016.

Christie's cardiovascular test results were normal, according to the two-page letter from his cardiologist, Dr. Rachana Kulkarni.

The doctor said Christie has had a history of hypertension for the past two years and asthma for three decades but that “both conditions are well-controlled under his current medical regimen.”

“He is able to finish the workout without any limitations,” the doctor said.

Christie has steadily lost weight since undergoing gastric bypass surgery in February, Kulkarni said, without disclosing his weight. He has adopted a healthy diet and exercises four days a week for an hour at a time.

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