Children who grow up in an anthroposcopic environment have a lower risk of suffering from allergies than other children, previous studies have shown. But what is in the habitat that protects these children?
Ursula is flattering, general practitioner and medical officer in anthropophobic Vidarklin, and others argue that there is no vaccine, including measles, which keeps children healthy.
Not at all, said Johan Alm, chief physician at the Saxony and Children's Hospital in Stockholm. He has examined this case and compared children in families with anthroposcopic lifestyles with children who live more conventionally.
"We don't see a connection, which means that the concern that some parents might have their children who are sick or allergic to the vaccine might be relieved," Johan Alm told the TT.
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In the current study, Johan Alm and his colleagues have followed three groups of children, from birth to age five. A total of 466 children from Järna, south of Södertälje, were found, of whom 99 were considered to be entirely anthroposcopic, while 100 were considered living in this philosophy and the remainder altogether.
During the follow-up period, parents respond to questions about lifestyle and others while children are tested on several occasions. Among other things, blood samples tested were tested for the presence of allergies.
– We see in part that the incidence of allergies among anthroposophical children is lower, compared to other children. In addition, we see an association between vaccination and a lower incidence of allergies in blood samples, but it is expected that these children are less allergic. However, when we take into account different risk factors, such as family lifestyles, this relationship disappears. Therefore, our interpretation is that there is no support for children's vaccines that cause allergies, "said Johan Alm.
Confirm other research
Agnes Wold, Professor of Clinical Bacteriology at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, told SVT News that the new research confirms previous research on this issue.
– This study confirms what has been shown in many other studies – that vaccination does not increase the risk of children becoming allergic. Here you have seen anthroposophobic children, as you know, have a lower risk of having allergies than other children.
"This study shows that allergic protection is not due to the fact that anthroposophic children receive fewer vaccinations. Thus, there are other things in the anthroposophysical way of life that can protect children from allergic development.
epidemic of a disease
Exactly what is in an anthroposcopic life that gives children less allergic, however, do not know the researchers.
"There are various environmental factors, such as diet," said Johan Alm.
The study also showed that among anthroposophical children, 58 people were not fully vaccinated at the age of five.
Because of the anthroposophists' reluctance to vaccinate, communities outside Järna have suffered red dog outbreaks and measles for years.
The current study is published in the Lancet magazine, EClinicalMedicine.