Anthroposophic lifestyle is associated with a lower incidence of food allergen sensitization in early childhoodSara Fagerstedt, Helena Marell Hesla, Emelie Ekhager, Helen Rosenlund, Axel Mie, Lina Benson, Annika Scheynius, Johan Alm.
Sensitization to food allergens is increasing more rapidly than
sensitization to pollen or animal allergens.1,2 On a population
level, development of allergic sensitization commonly begins
with food allergen sensitization in early infancy, followed or
sometimes replaced by sensitization to animals and later, at 4 to
5 years of age, including sensitization to pollen.
The cause for the onset or development of sensitization to
allergens and allergy-related diseases is still not known.
Environmental and lifestyle factors are considered to contribute
to disease development.