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Interleukin Genetics and Geisinger to Collaborate on Genetic Tests to Predict Weight Loss Success
Date:9/18/2008

ntive 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 capabilities to develop and test innovative preventive and therapeutic products. Interleukin Genetics is headquartered in Waltham, MA. For more information about Interleukin Genetics, its products and ongoing programs, please visit http://www.ilgenetics.com

About Geisinger Health System

Founded in 1915, Geisinger Health System (Danville, PA) is one of the nation's largest integrated health services organizations. Serving more than two million residents throughout central and northeastern Pennsylvania, the physician-led organization is at the forefront of the country's rapidly emerging electronic health records movement. Geisinger is comprised of three medical center campuses, a 700-member group practice, a not-for-profit health insurance company and the Center for Health Research -- dedicated to creating innovative new models for patient care, satisfaction and clinical outcomes. For more information, visit http://www.geisinger.org

About Obesity & Weight Management

Obesity has been defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a BMI of 30 and above; a BMI of 30 is about 30 pounds overweight. Obesity is often multi-factorial, based on both genetic and behavioral factors. Accordingly, treatment of obesity usually requires more than just dietary changes. Exercise, counseling, support, and sometimes medication can supplement diet to help patients conquer weight problems. Being overweight is a significant contributor to health problems. It increases the risk of developing a number of diseases. Because obesity is associated with increased risk for a range of chronic conditions, healthcare costs are higher for obese individua
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