Follically challenged men in Rockford can rejoice because Japenese scientists might have found a cure for baldness that won't me you go bald. There's no need to be concerned because the secret might lie within fries, literally. You might find it at McDonald's.

Yes, the golden arch may be the facilitator of new hair without even knowing it. Apparently, an ingredient used to stop french fry oil at McDonald's is the same chemical Japanese scientists used to grow hair on rats.

According to,

... scientists at Japan’s Yokohama National University claim that a chemical used to cook the fast-food giant’s fries may be able to reverse hair loss.

According to the scientists’ findings, which were published in Biomaterials, dimethylpolysiloxane can be used to mass produce hair follicles. When transplanted into rats, the follicles grew hair, per Business Insider.


  1. Do you know anyone that is willing to squeeze the oil from a handful of french fries on to their bald spot? (Asking for a friend.)
  2. Do you think this would work on my patchy beard?

If this could actually work expect long lines at McDonald's throughout Rockford and the entire world. (Yes, I will probably try this... for "work purposes.")

[H/T Rare, Business Insider]

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