Study claims chemical used to cook McDonald's fries could cure baldness

A chemical found in McDonald’s chips could cure baldness, new research suggests. Scientists in Japan found that a chemical used to cook the fast food giant's fries helped to cure hair loss in mice and are hopeful it could do the same in humans. Featuring: Satish Dave Where: London, United Kingdom When: 05 Feb 2018 Credit:

WASHINGTON - A recent study published by scientists in Japan claims a chemical that is used in the oil to cook McDonald's french fries could stimulate hair growth.

Business Insider reports Yokohama National University published the study in the medical journal Biomaterials.

Researchers were reportedly able to grow up to 5,000 hair follicles using the chemical dimethylpolysiloxane.

"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," Junji Fukuda, one of the corresponding authors stated in a press release.

According to Business Insider, the study claims the chemical is only helpful to stimulate hair growth, and doesn't do so when it's isolated.

Translation: eating more of the fast-food treat isn't likely to make thinning hair any thicker.