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Benjamin Caballero, MD


Departmental Affiliation(s):

International Health
Division: Human Nutrition
Population, Family and Reproductive Health (Joint)

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

BSPH E2547
Baltimore , Maryland   21205



MD , University of Buenos Aires , 1978
PhD , Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Childhood obesity: risk factors for obesity in children at different ages, including dietary patterns, physical activity, and growth patterns during early life. Approaches for the prevention of obesity in children. Nutrient requirements, effects of diet on risk of chronic diseases. International nutrition: the nutrition transition in developing countries, the emergence of diet-related chronic, non-communicable diseases in developing countries.

Honors and Awards

1980 United Nations University Fellow
1983 National Institutes of Health (USA) Fellow
1992 Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society
1993 Who’s Who in Science
1999 First Prize, British Medical Association Medical Book Competition
1999, for Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition
2006 Ancel Keys Prize, International Public Health Nutrition
2009 Beaudette-Thompson Lectureship, Rutgers University

Pediatric nutrition, obesity, malnutrition, body composition, nutrient requirements, diet and health, international nutrition, nutrition transition in developing countries.

  • Zhang, Z., G. Hu, et al. (2011). "Habitual coffee consumption and risk of hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective observational studies." The American journal of clinical nutrition 93(6): 1212-1219.

  • Caballero, B. (2010). Should healthy people take a multivitamin? Cleve Clin J Med 77(10): 656-657.

  • Chen, L., B. Caballero, et al. (2010). Reducing Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Is Associated With Reduced Blood Pressure. A Prospective Study Among United States Adults. Circulation 121: 9.

  • Wang, Y., M. A. Beydoun, et al. (2010). Trends and correlates in meat consumption patterns in the US adult population. Public Health Nutr: 1-13.

  • Torio, C. M., A. C. Klassen, et al. (2010). The Modifying Effect of Social Class on the Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Breast Cancer Incidence.  Am J Public Health 100: 146-151.