Fries are the way to any American’s heart (literally), but now there may be a benefit to eating them. Count us in!
Baldness affects many men and woman, but science may have made a breakthrough with your fast food fries. In a Japanese study, dimethylpolysiloxane, a chemical that is used in the oil to cook McDonald’s fries, was found to cure baldness.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. A chemical that can potentially cure baldness probably shouldn’t be in something you eat, but think of the benefits here people! Eating fries is not the healthiest option, and now we don’t have to feel guilty about it.
According to the study, the chemical was able to restore hair follicles and regrow the little organs that produce and maintain hair growth. In the study, they used the chemical on a mouse and were able to see hair growth on the area’s they applied it.
Once Twitter users got ahold of the news, they were a little concerned about the idea of chemicals in their food that benefit hair growth but overall, intrigued. We are still waiting to see if McDonald’s has anything to say about this new scientific breakthrough.
McDonald’s nutrition page lists other menu items cooked in the same oil proven to promote hair growth. They include a few of the fish filets, some of their chicken products, and hash browns.