Vitamin D may have a protective role in insulin secretion and an effect on insulin resistance. Low levels of vitamin D are indicated as a risk factor for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, however, clinical evidence that increased vitamin D levels benefit diabetic patients has not yet been established.
Elevated serum levels of the beta-subunit of human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) were measured in 50% of patients with locoregional recurrences or progressive vulvar carcinoma (n = 14). At diagnosis of vulvar cancer, however, the incidence of elevated serum levels was low (5%) in 104 patients. The rising serum levels during progression of disease indicate… (More)