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Uric acid and incident dementia: a population-based cohort study
  1. Young Ho Lee1,
  2. Gwan Gyu Song2
  1. 1 Division of Rheumatology, Korea University Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
  2. 2 Department of Rheumatology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  1. Correspondence to Professor Young Ho Lee, Division of Rheumatology, Korea University Medical Center, Seoul, korea - 136-705; lyhcgh{at}

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We read with great interest the article by Latourte and colleagues,1 regarding the effect of serum uric acid (SUA) level on the incidence of dementia. This large population-based prospective cohort study with 12 years of follow-up demonstrated that high SUA levels were associated with increased risk of dementia, especially vascular or mixed dementia. However, some issues deserve comment. The results reported by Latourte et al differ from those of another prospective population-based cohort study,2 which demonstrated that higher …

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