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There are more ex-US Presidents alive today (Carter, Both Bush’s, and Clinton) than ever in history, and that’s mainly due to good health. Plus, not getting assassinated and stuff. In the past, most Presidents were dead within a few years of leaving office, mostly because of poor health. Here are some of the unhealthiest Presidents ever to occupy the Oval Office. At least, of those who weren’t murdered…
Suffered From: Bullet wounds, malaria, seizures and tuberculosis.
Suffered From: Smallpox, bullet wounds, dysentery, malaria, addiction to alcohol and tobacco, lead and mercury poisoning and edema.
Warren G. Harding
Suffered From: Hypertension, diabetes, heavy tobacco use, obesity and heart disease.
Suffered From: Hypertension, headaches, double vision, multiple strokes, blindness in left eye, paralysis.
William Howard Taft
Suffered From: Obesity, sleep apnea, cardiac arrhythmia, tobacco addiction, gout and gallstones.
Suffered From: Obesity, heavy alcohol and tobacco addiction and gout.
Suffered From: Blindness in left eye, deafness in left ear, a bullet wound and malaria.
Suffered From: Heavy tobacco use, Crohn’s disease, gallstones and two heart attacks.
Suffered From: Nearsightedness, complications from smoking tobacco, prostate stones, bullet wound, hearing loss, colon cancer, skin cancer and Alzheimer’s.