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Hair loss is a major issue among men and women, in fact by age 35 nearly 40% of men will experience noticeable hair loss. By age 60 that number jumps up to 60% of men. But that's all about to change and it's thanks to one of my favorite things in the world...McDonald's french fries.
At least sort of.
A team of Japanese scientists have successfully regrown hair on a group of mice using a chemical found in McDonald's french fries called dimethylpolysiloxane. In the fries, the chemical is used to reduce splatter in the oil that cooks your fries at McDonald's but when used in a culture of hair follicles, it acts as the secret ingredient to jump start hair growth that can then be transplanted onto the mice. And they also think that there's no reason it shouldn't work on humans as well.
Scientists grew 5,000 hair follicle germs (HFGs) simultaneously in the rodents within only a few days during the study!
According to the scientists, "“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.”