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Anthroposophical Lifestyle Reduces Risk Of Allergic Disease In Children

Certain features of the anthroposophical lifestyle, such as restrictive use of antibiotics and fever antipyretics, reduce the risk of allergic disease in children// , according to a new study.

Austrian scientist and philosopher Rudolf Steiner developed the anthroposophic lifestyle in which health is a combination of mind, body and spiritual balance; his followers integrate modern medicine with alternative, nature-based treatments.

The study, which focused on more than 6,600 children from five European countries ages 5 to 13, showed that children in the Steiner schools, which are similar to Waldorf schools, who are raised in an anthroposophic lifestyle, have a lower risk of allergy. The study compared the Steiner school children with their non-Steiner counterparts who lived in the same region.

Allergic Disease and Sensitization in Steiner School Children is featured in the January 2006 issue of the Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (JACI) and is currently available on the JACI's Web site at www.jacionline.org. The JACI is the peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI).

The purpose of the study was to identify possible protective factors for allergy associated with the anthroposophic lifestyle. A previous Swedish study showed a reduced risk of atophy, but the specific reason behind that was not discovered.

Information about environmental exposure, history of infections, diet, animal contact, anthroposophic lifestyle and symptoms and diagnoses of allergic diseases was collected through a parental questionnaire. A blood sample was also collected from children living in Austria, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and The Netherlands.

Researchers observed a lower prevalence of current symptoms and doctor's diagnosis of rhinoconjunctivitis, atopic eczema, asthma and atopic sensitization in the Steiner school children compared to non-Steiner children. Early use of antibiotics and fever reducers, along with the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination were also associated with increased risks of several allergic symptoms and doctor's diagnoses.


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