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McDonald’s Fries: The Cure For Hair Loss?
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Feb 19, 2018
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McDonald’s Fries: The Cure For Hair Loss?

Sometimes you come across buzz-worthy research that makes you do a double take and pulls you in from the shock factor... and this is one of them. Recently, researchers from Yokohama National University in Japan have developed a method that may lead to a new treatment for hair loss and potentially help cure baldness.

A particular chemical used in the study called dimethylpolysiloxane has been linked to an unexpected source —McDonald’s french fries. Gasp!

This silicone, used in McDonald’s fries to stop cooking oil from frothing, has been found to promote hair growth.

In a paper published in the journal Biomaterials, the scientists said they were able to generate up to 5,000 hair follicle germs simultaneously. *Round of applause.*

And according to Junji Fukuda, a professor at the university who helped write the study, “The key for the mass production of HFGs was a choice of substrate materials for culture vessel. We used oxygen-permeable dimethylpolysiloxane at the bottom of the culture vessel, and it worked very well.”

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Follicle regeneration could be hope for the future and a miracle in the making.

“This simple method is very robust and promising,” Fukuda said. “We hope that this technique will improve human hair regenerative therapy to treat hair loss such as androgenic alopecia.”

Mice that had these follicles transplanted onto their backs and scalps started to sprout new black hairs in these areas, the researchers said.


Culture vessel for the mass preparation of hair follicle germs (left). Generated hairs on the back of a mouse (right). Image Credit: Yokohama National University

Dimethylpolysiloxane was used as a base to grow the follicles — it doesn’t trigger hair growth on its own. Initial tests suggest this method could also be used to eventually treat hair loss in humans.

Fukuda added: “In fact, we have preliminary data that suggests human HFG formation using human keratinocytes and dermal papilla cells.”

Hair loss is a major problem many people experience that’s not only physical but can also take an emotional toll.

The main type of hair loss experienced by both women and men is androgenetic alopecia, which is excessive or abnormal hair loss. According to the American Hair Loss Association, many men experience noticeable hair loss by their mid-thirties and about 50% of women notice hair loss by age 50.

This groundbreaking discovery has shaken the hair loss industry.

But some people may ask, “How many fries do I have to eat to grow my hair?”

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It is undoubtedly a breakthrough that the chemical in McDonald’s fries could potentially help with hair loss. But is it really a practical solution to hair problems?

Although entertaining, the answer is an obvious, no.

Consuming large amounts of McDonald’s fries can be unhealthy to the heart and body. It is ultimately not a sustainable solution to addressing hair loss at this moment.

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