OBAMA/Barack Obama does not appear pleased that his cholesterol is borderline high.

The lanky U.S. president, who carries 180 pounds on a 6-foot-1-inch frame, got the word on Sunday that he needed to reduce his “bad” cholesterol levels from 138 to 130 through changes in his diet.

So the basketball-buff took a walk — from a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce back to the White House, a short distance away.

Joking with reporters who asked about his health while he strolled, Obama said he needed to work off  “some of that cholesterol,” a problem he seemed to blame on his diet during the 2008 presidential campaign.

“That’s a year of campaigning right there,” he said.

Obama’s spokesman, Robert Gibbs, said dessert options at the White House were the real culprit. OBAMA/

“I think he would be also the first to tell you that he has probably had a few more cheeseburgers and I think he would admittedly tell you he’s had more desserts in the last year than I’ve seen him eat prior to this,” Gibbs told reporters.