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We thank Drs Lee and Song for their interest and comments concerning our recent population-based cohort study investigating the relationship between serum uric acid (SUA) levels and dementia in elderly patients.1 2 They shared their concerns about the association that we found between higher SUA levels at baseline and an increased risk of incident vascular or mixed dementia. As discussed in our paper, these findings contradict a previous prospective study conducted in the Rotterdam cohort, which suggested that higher SUA levels were associated with a decreased risk of dementia and better cognitive function later in life.3
Drs Lee and Song highlighted that the association between higher SUA levels …
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