Anthroposophical way of life seems to protect against allergies. Children who grow up in the anthroposophical environment have a slightly lower risk of allergy than other children, showed previous research. But what is the environment that protects children?
New research shows that the vaccine is not being promoted to increase the risk of allergy. Previously, it was mentioned as a reason why to vaccinate.
Johan Alm, principal surgeon at the Saxon Children's and Youth Hospital in Stockholm, compares children in families with an anthroposophical way of life, where children live more conventionally.
We have not seen any connections, which means that the fears of some parents that their children will be sick or allergic to vaccines can be easily reassured, "says Johan Alm TT.
Unification has disappeared
In the current study, Johan Alm and his colleagues watched three groups of children from birth to five. In total, 466 children from Järna, south of Södertälje, were considered, 99 of whom were considered to be totally anthroposophical, while 100 were considered to be partially living under this philosophy and the rest at all.
During the follow-up period, parents responded to lifestyle issues and others while the children were tested on several occasions. Among other things, blood samples that have been tested for allergies have been tested.
We have seen in part that the incidence of allergies among anthroposophical children was lower than that of other children. In addition, we have seen the connection between vaccination and lower occurrence of allergies in blood samples, but this was expected because these children were less allergic. However, taking into account various risk factors such as the lifestyle of the family, this relationship has disappeared. Therefore, our interpretation is that the child's vaccine does not support allergies, "says Johan Alm.
the outbreak of the disease
Exactly what is in anthroposophical life, which gives less allergic children, will not be known by researchers.
There may be different environmental factors, such as diet, says Johan Alm.
The study also showed that among the anthroposophical children, 58 were completely unvaccinated at the age of five.
Due to the unwillingness of anthroposophists to vaccinate, the community outside of Järna suffers from the outbreak of red dogs and measles over the years.
The current study is published in the journal Lancet Eclinical Medicine.
Corrected: In the earlier version, there was uncertainty about the context in which vaccination and allergy data were submitted. The task has been removed.