McLovin' Your Hair? A Study Says McDonald's Fries Can Actually Cure Baldness!

McLovin' Your Hair? A Study Says McDonald's Fries Can Actually Cure Baldness!

Researchers at the Yokohama National University used a chemical substance found in the fries and other McDonald's food items called dimethylpolysiloxane to grow hair follicles on mice

Whenever one talks about McDonald's, usually people have a lot of bad things to say. The food is unhealthy, one is sure to suffer from obesity and heart diseases eating such food, children should be banned from eating such food. But here's some news for all such people - french fries from McDonald's can be a cure to balding, a study has recently found reports USA Today. We are sure this news will gladden the minds and hearts of men and women who have been desperately trying everything to regrow their hair. Common options are medicines and hair transplants that cost a fortune. According to Business Wire, the market share for hair loss treatment and products is expected to reach $934 million by 2023 which is quite huge. Before McDonald's outlets all over the world are overrun by bald men who have been looking for that cheap and easy miracle cure to their hair loss woes, we suggest they should read the full study. First of all, eating these french fries will not help you in anyway. The cure is not that simple.  The study was conducted by researchers at the Yokohama National University in Japan. They used and experimented with a chemical that is commonly used in the fries and other food items at McDonald's called dimethylpolysiloxane. Researchers used this chemical to grow hair follicles on mice. 


As part of the research, the chemical was used as an "oxygen permeable" to prepare 5,000 hair follicle germs (HFG). The study has been published in Biomaterials, a peer-reviewed journal and the main aim of the study is to test the large-scale transportation of hair follicles to areas where there is no hair.  What is this chemical? Dimethylpolysiloxane, also known as polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), is a type of silicone with uses in products such as contact lenses, polishes, shampoos, and conditioners as well. 


However, the chemical also has wide uses in food products as an anti-foaming an anti-caking agent. PDMS is a non-biodegradable substance and serves as a food preservative. It is an additive to common household items such as cooking oils and food items in fast food restaurants. The substance cuts down on oil splatters while frying food and most restaurants such as McDonald's use it in this context. 


An excerpt from the study reads: These self-sorted hair follicle germs were shown to be capable of efficient hair-follicle and shaft generation upon intracutaneous transplantation into the backs of nude mice. While the link between french fries and curing balding is not so direct, more research and studies are required. Scientists say that the findings could lead to a potential strategy for hair regeneration.  


Author of the study Professor Junji Fukuda told Science Daily, "The key for the mass production of HFGs was a choice of substrate materials for culture vessel. We used oxygen-permeable dimethylpolysiloxane (PDMS) at the bottom of culture vessel, and it worked very well. This simple method is very robust and promising. We hope that this technique will improve human hair regenerative therapy to treat hair loss such as androgenic alopecia. In fact, we have preliminary data that suggests human HFG formation using human keratinocytes and dermal papilla cells."


There are countless experiments that allegedly test "how bad" McDonald's is for one's health. In one such experiment burgers and french fries from the fast food giant is kept for days without refrigeration. The aim was to show the decomposition of these food items in comparison with regular burgers and french fries. After keeping these items for several weeks, it was found that while the regular burgers and fries became rotten, those from McDonald's seemed like they were untouched by decomposition. Several other videos and article are there on the internet. 



However, McDonald's appears unaffected and it is sure to flaunt the recent study linking its french fries as being a cure to baldness. Reactions to the story were aplenty. On Twitter Fabrizio‏ wrote sarcastically:  Wow, it will mean that you will have a nice looking set of hair when your heart attack arrives. A visibly bald Twitter user, Mark Henry‏ wrote: I love McDonald's fries and even more now...can't wait for my hair to grow! Chemical in McDonald's fries could cure baldness, researchers say.  

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