According to an article in the Inc. Magazine by Peter Economy, McDonald’s French Fries might cure hair loss. The article talked about the research paper which is published in the journal Biomaterials, according to which the scientists from Yokohama National University discovered the chemical dimethylpolysiloxane, a silicone used in McDonald’s fry oil to prevent splashing, can be used to mass produce hair follicles on mice.
Creating Hair Follicle Germs
Professor Junji Fukuda said in the study: “The key for the mass production of “hair follicle germs” (HFGs) was a choice of substrate materials for the 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 this technique will improve human hair regenerative therapy to treat hair loss such as androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness). In fact, we have preliminary data that suggests human HFG formation using human keratinocytes and dermal papilla cells.”
Economy wrote: “A key ingredient in this new method is a chemical by the name of dimethylpolysiloxane (DMPS), which just happens to be an ingredient in the oil that McDonald’s uses to cook its French fries and other fried food.”