English translation: poor/absence of weight gain, weight loss, etc.
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10:53 Mar 11, 2004
French to English translations [PRO] Medical (general)
French term or phrase:stagnation ponderale
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Explanation: "Stagnation pondérale" comes up 4 times more than "weight stagnation", which DOES exist, I agree. Given the proponderance of English over French on the Web, the real discrepancy is much higher though.
The French comes up most commonly in relation to anorexia and infant feeding problems. Feeding in words like "weight" "vomiting" "anorexia"/"infant" comes up with, not "weight stagnation" in any great numbers, but lots of "low weight gain", "absence of weight gain" in the case of infants, and "weight loss" in the case of adults. There was even something along the lines of "maintaining low weight". I'm sure you can come up with something similar to that, even if it means rephrasing the sentence, that will sound much better on English ears than "weight stagnation".