WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Interleukin Genetics, Inc. (OTCQB:ILIU) a life science company focused on the genetics of chronic inflammation, today unveiled the ILUSTRA™ Inflammation Management Program. The program targets individuals at elevated risk for severe periodontitis due to a genetic tendency to over-produce inflammation. Under supervision of a licensed dentist or physician, ILUSTRA is offered by employers and through select insurance carriers as an enhanced benefit that has potential to provide significant health and economic value by improving the management of chronic inflammation. ILUSTRA incorporates three components: 1) a simple yet technologically advanced genetic risk test; 2) targeted education to healthcare professionals to individualize care plans; and 3) an 18-month subscription to the ILUSTRA Engagement Platform, a digital program to support plan members and drive behavior change. The ILUSTRA brand reflects the expanded program positioning and replaces the PerioPredict ® brand name. "We are extremely excited about the launch of ILUSTRA, which is the result of several months of careful market research and testing," said Mark Carbeau, Chief Executive Officer of Interleukin Genetics. "Customers said they want a turnkey program that delivers real impact. Our comprehensive approach delivers on this need by improving patients' lives through better management of inflammation and has the potential to significantly reduce costs for plan sponsors. The ILUSTRA program provides a promising product to drive sales, and reflects our passion to make genetic insights actionable." "Inflammation is strongly implicated in the onset and progression of several chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease," said Kenneth Kornman, DDS, PhD, President and Chief Scientific Officer. "Evidence supports the value of managing patients by integrating both medical and dental science, and we see ILUSTRA as advancing care for chronic diseases through precision Dental-Medical Integration."