verhindern (in this context

English translation: to prevent

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German term or phrase:verhindern (in this context
English translation:to prevent
Entered by: Dierk Widmann

12:02 Jan 30, 2004
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical
German term or phrase: verhindern (in this context
Entsprechend hält nur regelmäßige körperliche Aktivität (Sport und konsequente Bio-Motorik auch im Alltag) dieses lebenswichtige Organ „bei Laune“ und VERHINDERT gesundheitlich unerwünschte Schrumpfprozesse (Atrophie) mit unweigerlich resultierenden und auf Dauer lebensbedrohlichen Funktionsstörungen im Bereich von Herz-Kreislauf-System, Stoffwechsel, psycho-mentaler Fitness, Hormon- und Immun-System sowie Knochenstoffwechsel.

This doesn't make any sense to me. Preventing atrophy (which is undesirable from a health perspective) is surely a positive thing and not negative as the rest of the sentence seems to be implying.

TIA for any help
Helen Jordan
Local time: 23:58
the part beginning with "mit"
Explanation:
is only linked to the "Schrumpfprozesse", so atrophy is indeed negative, and its prevention stays sth positive.

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Note added at 4 mins (2004-01-30 12:07:17 GMT)
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You could put it like this: \"... and prevents undesirable atrophy with its typical results of ...\"
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Dierk Widmann
Germany
Local time: 00:58
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Thanks a lot. Got it now!
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4 +11the part beginning with "mit"
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the part beginning with "mit"


Explanation:
is only linked to the "Schrumpfprozesse", so atrophy is indeed negative, and its prevention stays sth positive.

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Note added at 4 mins (2004-01-30 12:07:17 GMT)
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You could put it like this: \"... and prevents undesirable atrophy with its typical results of ...\"

Dierk Widmann
Germany
Local time: 00:58
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 72
Grading comment
Thanks a lot. Got it now!

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