McDonald’s French fries are legendary for their flavor, crispiness and taste. Many junk-food enthusiasts consider them to be the best French fries in the fast-food game. And now science has revealed an added benefit to scarfing down a super-sized portion of the fries. McDonald’s French fries could have chemicals that cure baldness in them, according to recent research.
You see, the fries contain a chemical known as dimethylpolysiloxane, which is is used to prevent the cooking oil from frothing. And, apparently, using this chemical on mice caused the little rodents to regrow hair. Scientists believe the result could occur in human skin cells as well.
The study showed that scientists successfully mass-produced “hair follicle germs” (HFG) which were created for the first time ever in this way. These HFG’s stimulate hair growth and regrowth. And that may be a breakthrough in hair-loss technology.
“The key for the mass production of HFGs was a choice of substrate materials for the culture vessel,” Professor Junji Fukuda, of Yokohama National University, said. “We used oxygen-permeable dimethylpolysiloxane (PDMS) at the bottom of culture vessel, and it worked very well.”
So if you ever needed a reason to binge on some McDonald’s, this could be it. Prepare to see a ton of baldies heading into the Golden Arches.