When low BMI is not protective against obesity cancer

Even normal-weight women are prone to obesity-related cancers if they follow the wrong diet, US research shows.

A study of 92,295 postmenopausal women found that consumption of higher dietary energy density (DED) — the ratio of calorie intake to food weight — is associated with a 10% higher risk of developing obesity-related cancers such as colorectal, ovarian, breast, endometrial, pancreatic, oesophageal, gallbladder and kidney cancers.

What is particularly interesting, say the researchers, is that this higher risk was restricted to women of normal