Researches Show That McDonald's French-fried Potatoes Could Cure Alopecia

Well, stuffing your face with fries will not exactly solve the problem. but a chemical present in the fries is what you need!
Hairfall is a major problem for people around the world, and they try everything under the sun to find a solution, but in vain. But now, it appears as though fast-food giant McDonald's not only cures hunger, it also cure baldness. According to The New York Post, a Japanese stem cell research team may have found a way to eliminate baldness by using an ingredient in McDonald’s french fries. Un-freaking-believable, right? Scientists from Yokohama National University discovered that the chemical dimethylpolysiloxane, which is the silicone used in McDonald’s fry oil to prevent splashing, can also be used to mass produce hair follicles on mice. According to the study, the 'simple method' has proven to be widely successful in creating hair follicle germs (HFG), or cells that help grow hair follicles. Is this for real?
Researches Show That McDonald's French-fried Potatoes Could Cure Alopecia
The research team even credits the use of dimethylpolysiloxane in the experiment. The component has resulted in the formation of thousands of simultaneous hair follicle germs. “The key for the mass production of HFGs was a choice of substrate materials for the culture vessel,” Professor Junji Fukuda said in the study. “We used oxygen-permeable dimethylpolysiloxane (PDMS) at the bottom of the culture vessel, and it worked very well.”
Researches Show That McDonald's French-fried Potatoes Could Cure Alopecia

The HFG's were then transplanted onto the mice, and new black hair began to sprout in the injected area. The technique created '5,000 HFGs simultaneously, and report[ed] new hair growth from the HFGs after transplantation into mice', according to the study. This technique has only been used on mice so far, but the researchers are sure that they will be able to use the technique on humans, and that they will get similar results.
Researches Show That McDonald's French-fried Potatoes Could Cure Alopecia

“This simple method is very robust and promising,” said Fukuda.“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.” But now, you're probably thinking why McDonald's would use something like this in their cooking, right?
Researches Show That McDonald's French-fried Potatoes Could Cure Alopecia

There's nothing strange about it and it is not something we haven't used before. Dimethylpolysiloxane is already used in different skin lotions and moisturizers, as well as in some shampoos and conditioners. But McD fries only contain a small amount of dimethylpolysiloxane. So hogging these fries throughout the day can prove to be quite unhealthy. All you'll manage to grow is your belly. So, there's reward in caution, right?
Researches Show That McDonald's French-fried Potatoes Could Cure Alopecia

According to the Cleaveland Clinic and Business Insider, roughly half of all men (and women, too) will start showing signs of baldness by their 40th birthday in the United States. Earlier, folklore and a few studies have suggested that the mother's side was to be held responsible for genetic balding. But it's not our mothers' fault. In fact, doctors now say baldness patterns are inherited from a combination of many genes on both sides of the family. There are some environmental factors that come into play, too.
Researches Show That McDonald's French-fried Potatoes Could Cure Alopecia

Here are some facts about hair loss: Hair loss, also known as alopecia, is hereditary and is passed down from generation to generation. The most common kind of hair loss is male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia). It is something that affects up to 80% men and more than 50% of women, and it is caused by the sex steroid hormone known as dihydrotestosterone.
Researches Show That McDonald's French-fried Potatoes Could Cure Alopecia

In men, it mostly starts off by the hair receding from the temples and then towards the top of the head. For women, it appears right in the middle of the head. Hair loss can also sometimes be a result of scarring damage from hot combs, weaves, chemical relaxers, and hair dryers, which is why it's important to be gentle with your hair. Sometimes, hair loss can be a warning sign of a larger health issue. Women who notice that there are other problems like sudden breakouts with hair fall must get it checked by a doctor.

Hair sheds naturally. We lose about 50-100 strands of hair every day, but it can increase to around 250 strands after a fresh round of shampooing. However, that's nothing to worry about as at any given time, there will be around 10,000 strands of hair on your head. Normally, a new strand of hair has to grow out from the pore, but with alopecia, it does not happen. Hair loss can either be focused on one part of the head or all over. Every day, there's hope that a legit cure for baldness will be discovered. Till then, hold on to hope, and maybe some fries?
Researches Show That McDonald's French-fried Potatoes Could Cure Alopecia