Carlton Fredericks, born Harold Frederick Caplan, (October 23, 1910 – July 28, 1987) was a radio commentator and writer on nutrition and health.
He was born in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from the University of Alabama in 1931 with a major in English and a minor in political science. He enrolled in New York University's School of Education and received a master's degree in 1949, and a night-school Ph.D. in communications in 1955. He had been a radio host at WOR-AM in New York City beginning in 1957 and lasting 30 years.
His nutrition advice call-in program, Design for Living, was broadcast six days a week by the station and was also syndicated. Fredericks also wrote several books on nutrition as well as writing a column for Prevention magazine. He was a heavy smoker and died of a heart attack in 1987.
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