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?
Ursula Flatters, a general practitioner and medical scientist at Antarctic Vidarklin, and others, argued that there are no vaccines, including a baby's pigment, which keeps children healthy.
Not at all, says Johan Alm, principal surgeon at Sachsen Children and Youth Hospital in Stockholm. He examined the case and compared the children in families with an anthroposophical way of living with children living more normally.
"We have not seen any connections, which means that fears that some parents may have their children sick or allergic to vaccines can be relieved," 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. A total of 466 children from Järno, south of Södertälje, of which 99 were considered to be completely anthroposophical, were found, while 100 were considered to live in 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.
It confirms further studies
Agnes Wold, a professor of clinical bacteriology at the Sahlgren Academy at the University of Gothenburg, informs SVT News that a new study confirms previous research in this area.
– This study confirms what has been shown in many other studies – that vaccination does not increase the risk of a child becoming allergic. Here you have looked at anthroposopic children, as you know, they have a lower risk of allergies than other children.
"The study shows that protection against allergy is not due to the fact that anthroposophical children receive fewer vaccinations, and there is something else in an anthroposophical way of life that can protect the child from the development of allergy.
the outbreak of the disease
Exactly what is in anthroposophical life, which gives less allergic children, will not be known by researchers.
"There can be a number of 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 EClinicalMedicine.