Publisher London: Published by Harrison, 59, Pall Mall, Bookseller to the Queen and H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. Collection americana. Digitizing sponsor. LETTER. ON CORPULENCE,. ^bk^sscAT ia ilje. fuWtc: Bt WILLIAM BANTING. THIRD EDITION. LONDON”: PUBLISHED BY HAERISON, 59,. PALL MALT^. In , Banting wrote a booklet called Letter on knows, is frequently induced by [corpulence].

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The Father of the Low-Carbohydrate Diet”. Retrieved 26 December The emphasis was on avoiding sugar, saccharine matter, starch, beer, milk and butter.

It was written as an open letter in the form of a personal testimonial. Good Calories, Bad Calories: This page was last edited on 8 Septemberat Scientist Tim Noakes popularised Banting in South Africa when corpilence named his high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet after Banting.

English undertaker and populariser of a weight loss diet. He then described the dietary change which finally had worked for him, following the advice of another medical expert. InBanting wrote a booklet called Letter on Corpulence, Addressed to the Public [6] which contained the particular plan for the diet he followed. His previously unsuccessful attempts had been on the advice of various medical experts.


The popularity of the pamphlet mentioned above was such that the questions “Do you bant?

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Banting accounted all of his unsuccessful fasts, diets, spa and exercise regimens in his past. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.

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Letter on Corpulence

In the early 19th century, the family business of William Banting of St. Subscription or UK public library membership required.

Banting was a distant relative of Sir Frederick Bantingthe co-discoverer of insulin. Banting’s booklet remains in print as ofand is still available on-line. December — 16 March [1] [2] was a notable Corpu,ence undertaker. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Ketogenic diet No-carbohydrate diet Paleolithic diet Vilhjalmur Stefansson. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online ed. William Harvey, who in turn had learned of this type of diet, but in the context of diabetes management, from attending lectures in Paris by Claude Bernard. Views Read Edit View history. Gary Taubes ‘ study of carbohydrates, Good Calories, Bad Caloriesbegins with a prologue entitled “A brief history of Banting” and discusses Banting at some length.


The self-published edition was so popular that he determined to sell it to the general public. Retrieved from ” https: The third and later editions were published by Harrison, London.

Letter on Corpulence by William Banting

Vernon and Jacqueline A. Formerly obesehe is also ldtter for being the first to popularise a weight loss diet based on limiting the intake of carbohydrates, especially those of a starchy or sugary nature. The royal undertaking warrant for the Banting family eventually ended in with the retirement of William Westport Banting.