Children who grow up in anthroposophical environments have a slightly lower risk of allergies than other children, according to previous research. What is in this environment that protects children?
Ursula Flatters, a general practitioner and doctor in anthropospheric Vidarklin and others, argued that there are no vaccines, including measles that keep children healthy.
Not at all, says Johan Alm, chief physician at the Sachsen Children and Youth Hospital in Stockholm. He explored the case and compared children in families with an anthroposcopic lifestyle, with children more likely to live.
"We have not noticed any association, which means that some of the parents' concerns that children become ill or allergic to vaccines can be relieved," says Johan Alm TT.
The union has disappeared
In the current study, Johan Alm and his colleagues were followed by three groups of children, from birth to age five. A total of 466 children from Järne, south of Södertälje, were found, out of which 99 were completely anthroposophical, and in this philosophy no.
During the monitoring period, parents responded to lifestyle questions and others, while the children were repeatedly tested. Among other things, we tested blood samples that were tested for the presence of allergies.
– We have seen partly that the incidence of allergies among anthroposcopic children was lower than in comparison with other children. In addition, we saw a link between vaccination and a lower incidence of allergies in blood samples, but it was expected that these children were less allergic. However, this relationship disappeared when we considered various risk factors, such as the family's lifestyle. That's why our explanation is that there is no support for childhood vaccines that cause allergies, "says Johan Alm.
It confirms other studies
Agnes Wold, a professor of clinical bacteriology at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, says a new study confirms previous research in this field.
– This study confirms what has been shown in many other studies that vaccination does not increase the risk of the child becoming allergic. Here you looked at anthroposophic children, because you feel that you have a lower risk of allergies than other children.
"The study shows that the protection against allergies is not due to the fact that anthroposcopic children receive fewer vaccinations, and thus, in the anthroposophical way of life, something else protects the child from the development of allergies.
outbreaks of the disease
But what is in anthroposophical life, which gives less allergic children, the researchers do not know.
"There may be a number of environmental factors, such as diet," says Johan Alm.
The study also showed that among children with anthropopathy, 58 children were completely unvaccinated within five years.
Due to the unpreparedness of the anthroposophists for vaccination, the community outside Järna suffered years of outbreaks of both red dogs and measles.
The current study is published in Lancet EClinicalMedicine.