Children who grow up in anthroposophical environments have a slightly lower risk of allergies than other children, previous research has shown. But what's in this habitat that protects the children?
Ursula Flatters, a GP and a medical officer in the Vidarklin anthroposoffical, and others have argued that vaccine absence, including measles, and keeping children healthy.
Not at all, said Johan Alm, chief doctor at Sachsen Children and Youth Hospital in Stockholm. He has investigated the case and compared children in families with an anthroposophical way of living with more conventional children.
"We did not see any connection, which means that the concern that some parents could be sick or allergic to the vaccines could be released," said Johan Alm to TT.
The union disappears
In the current study, Johan Alm and his colleagues have followed three groups of children, from birth to five years old. 466 children from Järna, to the south of Södertälje, were found to be considered 99 of whom were completely anthroposoffical, while 100 were considered to live in this philosophy and the rest at all.
During the subsequent period, parents responded to questions about lifestyle and others while the children were tested several times. Among other things, tested blood samples were tested for the presence of allergies.
– We found in part that the causes of allergies among the anthroposophical children were lower, compared to other children. In addition, we found a link between vaccination and the least cases of allergies in blood samples, but these children are expected to be less allergic. However, when we considered different risk factors, such as a lifestyle and family, this relationship disappeared. So, our interpretation is that there is no support for childhood vaccines that cause allergies, "said Johan Alm.
Confirm other studies
Agnes Wold, Professor of Clinical Bacteriology at the Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University, told SVT News that the new study confirms previous research on the subject.
– This study confirms what has been shown in many other studies – that the vaccination does not increase the risk that the child becomes allergic. Here you have looked at anthropophy children, as you know, have a lower risk of allergies than other children.
"The study shows that allergy protection is not due to the fact that the anthroposopic children receive less vaccinations. So there is something else in the anthroposoffical life that can protect the child from developing an allergy.
cases of disease
However, the researchers do not know exactly what is in the anthropovotic life that gives less allergic children.
"There are a variety of environmental factors, such as diet," said Johan Alm.
The study also showed that 58 children among the anthroposophiaic children are vaccinated without vaccinated at five years of age.
Due to the reluctance of antibiotics to vaccinate, the community outside Järna has suffered cases of red and measles dogs over the years.
The current study is published in the Lancet EClinicalMedicine magazine.