Blog: Legacy of a fat man

Catherine Sleep | 25 September 2003

Despite scepticism among the medical establishment and much of the media, the Atkins Diet continues to win over new devotees. Yet it’s not as new as it seems. Dr Atkins started writing about it in the 1970s, that’s widely known, but a good hundred years earlier a voluminous Victorian, William Banting, shed 46 pounds in one year after following the advice of a diet guru who prescribed a very similar regime. Banting published the details of his diet in a pamphlet and by 1866 much of London was in full Banting-mania…

Banting story


BLOG

Plenty of hot air as UK politicians grill Asda, Sainsbury's over merger

UK Parliamentary select committees at their best are meant to bring light rather than generate heat but this wasn't a select committee at its best....

BLOG

Asda and Sainsbury's - deal or no deal?

The proposed merger between Asda and Sainsbury's - two of the UK's 'big four' supermarkets - is, as expected, getting people hot under the collar....

BLOG

Carrefour, Google team up as France's online grocery shake-up continues

France's largest food retailers have made a number of moves in recent quarters to try to tap into the growth of the country's online grocery market - and this week another notable venture has been ann...



Forgot your password?