Researchers from the University of Minnesota, Masonic Cancer Center have found a strong correlation between mortality amongst menopausal women and their weight. They have found that women who are either obese or underweight are most prone to die from colon cancer post menopause.
While obese women have 45 percent increased chances of death, it is the underweight women who should be more warned since the report shows them having 89 percent increased chances of death by colon cancer.
So this brings to the fore the fact that it is important for post menopausal women to maintain a normal, and healthy body weight. In fact higher abdominal obesity can put a woman at higher risk for colon cancer. Therefore, it's best to maintain a normal, healthy body weight throughout life.