What does Banting mean?

Banting meaning in Etymology Dictionary

system for losing weight through diet control, named for William Banting (1797-1878), English undertaker whom invented it, tested it himself, and presented it in the 1863 booklet "Letter on Corpulence, Addressed into the Public." Even though word is a surname, it was utilized like a verbal noun in -ing. ("She is banting").

Banting meaning in General Dictionary

wild ox associated with Malay Archipelago

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  • Canadian physiologist just who found insulin with C. H. Best and whom tried it to treat diabetes(1891-1941)