Chemical In McDonald’s Fries Might Cure Baldness!
Mike Sanders / 2 months ago
The cure for baldness!
Going bald as a man has to be embraced. For those affected, there is no avoiding it. Once the amount of face to wash starts getting greater than the amount of hair, you know you’re in for it. It doesn’t mean we have to like it, but pretending it doesn’t exist is no solution either.
Now, before you go rushing out of the house, let me warn you. No quantity of McDonald’s fries consumed is going to get rid of that bald patch. Well, not unless you use them to create a tapestry wig.
The chemical in question, dimethylpolysiloxane, is used in the cooking fat for fries. In a report via Business Insider, however, Japanese researchers have found that this chemical has promoted hair growth on mice.
The research has found that the chemical made mice produce hair growing follicles which potentially could be used to treat the condition in humans. The research is running separately to that we reported in which scientists may have found a protein to encourage growth.
Junji Fukuda, a professor at the Yokohama National University who wrote the study said: “The key for the mass production of HFGs was a choice of substrate materials for culture vessel,” Fukuda said in the press release. “We used oxygen-permeable dimethylpolysiloxane at the bottom of culture vessel, and it worked very well.”
No hair, but I don’t care!
Being rather challenged in the hair department, I’m all over breakthroughs like this. I’m not necessarily saying I’d put myself down as a test subject, but it would, at least, be nice to have the option again.
What do you think? Will baldness be cured? Is Mcdonald’s fries the answer? – Let us know in the comments! In the meantime, check out this awesome combover.
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