McDonald’s French Fries Carry Baldness-Healing Effect

McDonald’s French fries carry baldness-healing effect i.e. it can help prevent hair loss, according to the study conducted on mice by the researchers from the Yokohama National University, Japan.

according to the latest research disclosed by the scientific journal – Biomaterials, a chemical compound known as dimethylpolysiloxane found in the beloved McDonald’s French Fries in restaurants has potentially stimulating power that boosts hair growth in humans.


“The key for the mass production of HFGs was a choice of substrate materials for the culture vessel”, said Professor Junji Fukuda from the Yokohama National University, “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. The hair loss troubles a substantial number of individuals all over the world, particularly in ageing societies.”

Researchers have regrown hairs during the experiment conducted in mice with the help of basic technique applied on the human stem cells, which produced hair follicle germs (HFG) and grew hair follicles. The research team used the chemical dimethylpolysiloxane to be cultured in the blood vessels.

Fukuda added to the statement that, “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. These self-sorted hair follicle germs (HFGs) were shown to be capable of efficient hair-follicle and shaft generation upon injection into the backs of nude mice.”