Brian Hooker, Ph.D., co-authored a new study that found unvaccinated children have fewer cases of chronic disease than vaccinated children. He talks about that and more on the “Right on Point Podcast” with host Wayne Rohde.

Published in the Journal of Translational Science, the paper looked at the vaccine status of 1,500 children and found that vaccinated children were more likely to have autism, asthma, allergies, reoccurring ear infections, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and gastrointestinal issues than unvaccinated kids.

The research showed vaccinated kids were:

  • 5x more likely to have autism
  • 4x more likely to have allergies
  • 13.8x more likely to have gastrointestinal issues
  • 17.6x more likely to have asthma
  • 20.8x more likely to have ADHD
  • 27.8x more likely to have chronic ear infections

The analysis also included the health impacts of breastfeeding and whether the children were born vaginally or via Cesarean section.

Children breastfed for at least six months had fewer cases of allergies, asthma and gastrointestinal issues. Children born vaginally had fewer cases of allergies, especially food allergies, said Hooker.

Overall, the healthiest children were those who were unvaccinated, breastfed for at least six months and born vaginally, Hooker said.