I was just about to pat myself on the back for officially giving up McDonald's, but now there might be a reason to occasionally head on back to the Golden Arches. A new study says that a chemical used to cook McDonald's French fries can help improve hair growth. Miracles do happen.
Researchers at Japanese university Yokohama National University discovered the link while studying hair follicles and ways to generate more of them. The chemical oxygen-permeable dimethylpolysiloxane was used in the process of producing "hair follicle germs," becoming noticeable for helping along the hair-growing process.
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Inc. reports that McDonald's uses that same chemical to reduce oil splatter in the cooking of their fries. If you think the use of any chemicals in food is a little sketch, the FDA reportedly claims that the chemical dimethylpolysiloxane is safely edible if its portion in food is less than 10 parts per million in food, aka a very small amount.
While the chemical ingredient doesn't exactly target hair growth, it has a proven record of moving along the process. So, if you need a legit reason to explain your fry addiction, maybe fall back on the claim that you're preventing future baldness?