It seems that the anthroposophic way of life protects against allergies. 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?
New research suggests there is no support for vaccines to increase the risk of allergy. In the debate, he was already presented as a reason that there would be no vaccination.
Johan Alm, the chief doctor of the Sachsske Children and Adolescents Hospital in Stockholm, compared children in families with an anthroposophical way of life, with children more commonly living.
We have seen a link, which means that some parents' concern that their children may become ill or allergic to vaccines will be a little off, "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. There were 466 children from Järne, south of Södertälje, of whom 99 were completely anthropophospic, while 100 were partly part of this philosophy and partly partially.
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.
In part, we found 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.
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 the journal Lancet Eclinical Medicine.
Corrected: in the previous version, there was an uncertainty about the context in which claims about the vaccine and allergy were submitted. The task was removed.