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USP Hospitales of Spain to Offer Interleukin Genetics' Heart Health Test Throughout Its Hospital Network
Date:5/25/2011

MADRID and WALTHAM, Mass., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Interleukin Genetics, Inc. (OTCQB: ILIU) and Labec Pharma SA today announced that USP Hospitales now offers the innovative Heart Health Genetic Test, developed by Interleukin Genetics, at San Jose, USP Hospitales, the flagship hospital in Madrid, and will soon make it available throughout their hospital network. The test identifies single nucleotide variations in two Interleukin-1 (IL-1) genes that lead to a greater predisposition of cardiovascular events, based on an excessive inflammatory response. Labec will distribute the test through an exclusive license in Spain and Portugal under the CardioHealth™ brand.  

"We are pleased that one of the most renowned hospital systems in Spain will make the Heart Health Genetic Test available to its patients," said Lewis H. Bender, chief executive officer, Interleukin Genetics. "Heart disease is largely preventable and the earlier one recognizes their risks, especially their genetic risk, the sooner improved monitoring and prevention can be established."

"Labec Pharma has been working to provide information to leading cardiovascular disease experts in Spain and Portugal about the benefits of the CardioHealth Test," said Javier de Echevarria, chief executive officer at Labec Pharma. "Heart disease is a major problem in Spain and this test has the potential to identify those at greatest risk to allow for improved care. Providing easy access to this vital information will enable patients to take control of their heart health by enacting lifestyle changes to manage their risk factors."

About Heart Disease in SpainInflammation is an important risk factor for heart disease. Some genetic inflammation patterns are responsible for many cardiac events, including heart attacks. In Spain, 56 percent of the population presents an increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death in men a
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