It seems that the anthroposophic way of life protects against allergies. Children who grow in anthroposophical environments have a slightly lower risk of suffering from allergies than other children, according to previous research. But what is in this habitat that protects children?
A new study shows that there is no support for vaccines to increase the risk of allergy. Earlier it was presented in the debate as a reason to not vaccinate.
Johan Alm, head physician at the Children and Hospital Hospital in Soksu, Stockholm, compares children to families with an anthroposcopic way of life with children who live more conventionally.
We do not see any relationship, which means that the concern that some parents have that their children will be ill or allergic to vaccines can be a bit relieved, "says Johan Alm TT.
The union has disappeared
In the present study, Johan Alm and his colleagues were following three groups of children, from birth to five years. A total of 466 children from Jarna, south of Sodertalje, were considered, out of which 99 children were considered completely anthroposcopic, while 100 were thought to partially act according to this philosophy, and the rest in general.
During the monitoring period, parents responded to questions about lifestyle and others while the children were tested on several occasions. Among other things, blood samples have been tested which have been tested for the presence of allergies.
We have seen in part that the incidence of allergies among anthropodic children was lower compared to other children. In addition, we saw a link between vaccination and less incidence of allergies in blood samples, but it was expected that these children were less allergic. However, when we took into account various risk factors, such as the family's lifestyle, this relationship disappeared. Therefore, our interpretation is that there is no support for childhood infections that cause allergies, "says Johan Alm.
It is precisely what the anthroposophical life that gives less allergic children, however, do not know the researchers.
There may be various environmental factors such as diet, says Johan Alm.
The study also showed that among the anthroposcopic children 58 years were completely inactivated in five years of life.
Due to the unwillingness of the anthroposophists to vaccinate, the community outside Jarne suffered from epidemics of red dogs and smallpoxes over the years.
The current study was published in the journal Lancet Eclinical Medicine.
Corrected: In the earlier version there was uncertainty about the context in which claims about the vaccine and allergy were submitted. The task has been removed.