Next time, you feel that hunger pang gnawing at your insides while you try to keep your mind off of a McDonald’s meal, give in. Next time, when your mouth drools over the magnificence of McDonald’s fries and you try to wash it down with water, don’t.
Because according to a new study, the crispy crunchies can now cure baldness apart from satisfying your insatiable bellies.
A bunch of Japanese scientists has regrown hair on mice thanks to a ‘simple’ technique which uses human stem cells, reports the Daily Record.
The technique helped them grow new follicles from the stem cells which were capable of producing hair. Within days, the mice had reportedly grown hair on their backs and scalps.
The secret ingredient which helped the scientists produce hair on mice was Dimethylpolysiloxane – a chemical used in McDonald’s fries. The chemical is added to the food to prevent cooking oil from foaming.
According to the scientists, the reason it worked for growing hair was that it allowed oxygen to pass through it. The scientists are now hopeful that their breakthrough will help people suffering from hair loss.
Professor Junji Fukuda, of Yokohama National University, said, “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.”
Oh science, thou art amazing.