The classic Maccas french fry is an institution of fast food. Shoving fistfuls of the golden goodness into your gob while drunk as fuck in a taxi is almost a tradition.
Well, now it looks like inhaling a pack every day could actually do you some good, as a Japanese study reckons that a chemical used in cooking the chips can actually be used to help cure baldness.
Researchers at Yokohama National University found that dimethylpolysiloxane, which is an anti-foaming agent made of silicone added to the oil in which the fries cook, could actually improve hair grow therapies.
Speaking to The Sun, Professor Junji Fukuda of the university said “The key for the mass production of HFGs was a choice of substrate materials for the culture vessel.
“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. 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.”
Apparently, the researchers have tested it out on mice and received positive results, so I guess we’ll see if dippin ya head in a Maccas fryer could actually be beneficial after all.
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