It is not a lack of vaccines that cause children in an anthroposophic environment, which is often not allergic to other children.
The Karolinska Institute's study reveals the myth that childhood vaccines cause allergies.
An anthrapositive way of life seems to protect against allergies. Children who grow under anthropophobic conditions are slightly less likely to suffer from allergies than other children, according to previous studies. But what about the children in this habitat?
Among other things, Ursula Flatters, general practitioner and former medical specialist at the Anthropophagus Clinic, who is now a member of the board, announced in advance that there is no shortage of vaccines, including measles, that guarantees children's health.
Not at all, says Johan Alms, chief doctor at the Sachsen Children's and Youth Hospital in Stockholm. He has studied the case and compared children in families with an anthropocentric lifestyle with children who live traditionally.
"We did not see any connection, which means we can relieve the concern that some parents may have their children sick or have an allergy to vaccines," says Johan Alms (Tomasu).
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In the current study Johan Alms and his colleagues have followed three children, from birth to five years. A total of 466 children were found from Ehren, south of Södertälje, of which 99 were considered to be entirely anthropocentric, but it was considered that 100 live in this philosophy, while the rest – at all.
During the monitoring period, parents answered questions about lifestyle and others while the children were checked several times. Among other things, blood samples were tested for the presence of allergy.
– We partially believe that anthroposophical childhood allergies are less frequent compared to other children. In addition, we saw the link between vaccination and a lower incidence of allergy in blood samples, but this was expected because these children were less allergic. However, when we took into account various risk factors, such as family lifestyles, this relationship disappeared. Therefore, our interpretation is that childhood vaccines that cause allergies are not supported, "says Johan Alms.
However, what it is in the anthroposophical world and which gives less allergic children, however, does not know the researchers.
"There may be a variety of environmental factors, such as diet," says Johan Alms.
The study also showed that 58 of the anthroposophic children were completely unvaccinated at age five.
The reluctance of anthroposopists to vaccinate, the company outside Jarn has suffered both red and measles outbreaks over the years.
The current study is published in the Lancet Journal of Ecological Medicine.
Corrected: In the previous article, Ursula Flatters got an incorrect name. It is also explained that her statement on the vaccine has been made earlier.