Published: Tue, February 06, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Study reveals chemical in McDonald's french fries may be cure for baldness

Study reveals chemical in McDonald's french fries may be cure for baldness

McDonald's French fries could have chemicals that cure baldness in them, according to recent research.

Japanese researchers used a chemical found in fryer grease to grow hair follicles that grew when they were transplanted into mice.

Initial tests on mice have been successful, and researchers believe that the same therapy will work for humans as well. Yep, this is important stuff, mess around with french fries to give bald guys hair, forget all that cancer research nonsense.

Researchers at Yokohama National University in Japan developed a method to prepare "hair follicle germs", or HFGs, that are created to generate new hair follicles. Scientists from Japan said the chemical is added to the fries in order to keep the cooking oil from frothing up.

"We used oxygen-permeable dimethylpolysiloxane at the bottom of culture vessel, and it worked very well", Professor Junji Fukuda said in a press release.


According to the EveningStandard.com, when hair follicles were cultured in the chemical, they grew 5,000 hair follicle germs simultaneously. Hair regenerative medicine has emerged as a new therapy but, until now, the large scale preparation of HFGs has been the biggest challenge in its development.

Professor Fukuda says hair loss troubles a substantial number of individuals all over the world particularly in aging societies and billions are spent on inventing new treatments every year. The next step would be to try it on human skin cells.

However, a new study found a healthy use for the McDonald's french fries.

"These self-sorted hair follicle germs were shown to be capable of efficient hair-follicle and shaft generation upon injection into the backs of nude mice", Fukuda said.

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