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by Kevin Coupe

Okay, I’m just going to get out of the way of this Eye-Opener. Because it speaks for itself.

USA Today this morning reports:

“McDonald's french fries might lead to a cure for baldness. No, not by eating them.

“Researchers at Japan's Yokohama National University used a chemical found in the fries to grow hair follicles on mice, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Biomaterials.

“The study focuses on the large-scale transportation of hair follicles to areas where there is no hair. Researchers used dimethylpolysiloxane  as part of an ‘oxygen permeable’ solution to prepare 5,000 hair follicle germs. ‘These self-sorted hair follicle germs were shown to be capable of efficient hair-follicle and shaft generation upon intracutaneous transplantation into the backs of nude mice,’ reads an excerpt from the study.

“According to nutrition information found on McDonald’s website, dimethylpolysiloxane is used as an anti-foaming agent in the oil used to fry foods including french fries, Chicken McNuggets and fried fish sandwiches.”

So if you’re bald, the idea is that now you buy two bags of McDonald’s fries, and one of them you rub on your head.

Okay. Why not?
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