Accumulation of Ceramides May Lead to Cardiomyopathy

Ceramides play a complicated role in the heart. The main function of the fat is to form cellular membranes, but it gets accumulated when consumed in excess and leads to cardiovascular problems like ventricular thickening, weakened contractility and heart failure. Lipotoxic cardiomyopathy (LCM) is a heart condition that usually occurs in patients with diabetes and obesity due to the accumulation of a type of fat known as ceramides, finds a study.

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