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Interleukin Genetics Grants LABEC Pharma a License for Sales and Distribution of Its Heart Health Genetic Test
Date:4/6/2009

ars, large clinical trials have shown that people with elevated inflammation are at increased risk for heart disease events, even if they do not present with standard risk factors. The Interleukin Genetics' Heart Health test is the first and only genetic test to identify variations in the Interleukin-1 (IL-1) genes responsible for over-expression of inflammatory cytokines. Individuals with certain interleukin genotypes have a statistically significant risk above standard risk factors for heart attack over those individuals without these genetic patterns.

About Heart Attack in Spain & Portugal

Heart disease and heart attacks are the second leading cause of death in Spain, only behind cancer. Approximately 25,000 people in Spain die each year from heart disease, while 70,000 suffer heart attacks. Studies conducted in Spain indicate that approximately 241 out of every 100,000 men, and 93 out of 100,000 women suffer heart attacks each year. A large registration study known as MONICA that evaluated 19,119 men and women with valid cardiovascular events over a 12 year period suggest a rapid increase of the disease in Spain. Portugal has a slightly lower rate of mortality with heart disease accounting for approximately 5,000 deaths per year. A recently completed large clinical study estimated the 10-year risk of fatal heart disease in Portuguese adults. About one-fifth of the individuals were classified as high risk.

About Interleukin Genetics

Interleukin Genetics, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ILI), is a genetics-focused personalized health company that develops preventative consumer products and genetic tests for sale to the emerging personalized health market. Focused on the future of health and medicine, Interleukin Genetics uses its leading genetics research and scientific
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