KudoZ home » French to English » Medical (general)

MM

English translation: lean body mass (LBM)

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
French term or phrase:MM
English translation:lean body mass (LBM)
Entered by: Susan Gastaldi
Options:
- Contribute to this entry
- Include in personal glossary

16:29 Feb 4, 2009
French to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / body weight management
French term or phrase: MM
The context is bioimpedance analysis (BIA) results. They are measured in MM (among other things - see future questions). Does anyone know what this stands for? (masse graisseuse...)? And what is the English translation in medical terms? Many thanks
Susan Gastaldi
Local time: 13:59
lean body mass
Explanation:
MM = masse maigre > lean body mass
e.g. http://www.illinoisnaturalhealth.com/bia.htm

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 27 mins (2009-02-04 16:56:34 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

LBM
and also known as fat-free mass (FFM)
http://www.optimumpotential.com/nutrition.asp
"Lean Body Mass (LBM): Lean Body Mass consists of muscle, bone and other vital organ tissues of the body, in short, everything that is not fat. LBM is one of the most crucial components of the body to preserve and build. Protein provides the building blocks for the maintenance and growth of LBM, which determines approximately 90 percent of the Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) of the body. Lean Body Mass is also known as Fat Free Mass (FFM). "
Selected response from:

Helen Genevier
France
Local time: 13:59
Grading comment
Thanks, Helen, and thanks to backups too
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
4 +5lean body mass
Helen Genevier


  

Answers


9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +5
lean body mass


Explanation:
MM = masse maigre > lean body mass
e.g. http://www.illinoisnaturalhealth.com/bia.htm

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 27 mins (2009-02-04 16:56:34 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

LBM
and also known as fat-free mass (FFM)
http://www.optimumpotential.com/nutrition.asp
"Lean Body Mass (LBM): Lean Body Mass consists of muscle, bone and other vital organ tissues of the body, in short, everything that is not fat. LBM is one of the most crucial components of the body to preserve and build. Protein provides the building blocks for the maintenance and growth of LBM, which determines approximately 90 percent of the Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) of the body. Lean Body Mass is also known as Fat Free Mass (FFM). "

Helen Genevier
France
Local time: 13:59
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 521
Grading comment
Thanks, Helen, and thanks to backups too

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxLionel_M
16 mins

agree  Drmanu49
18 mins

agree  SJLD
1 hr

agree  xxxACOZ
5 hrs

agree  Jean-Louis S.
5 hrs
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search