McDonald’s Fries May Help Cure Baldness, As If I Needed Another Reason to Eat Them

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I don’t eat a ton of fast food. But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t look forward to our family’s weekly McDonald’s treat. My oldest dances several hours every week, so we always pick one night (usually the busiest evening with the latest dance class), and the girls get a Happy Meal for dinner. And mama gets large fries and a large Diet Dr. Pepper. Regardless of how you feel about fast food, I challenge anyone to say a bad word about McDonald’s fries. They’re little golden rods of salty perfection. And, as it turns out, they may also cure baldness! You really can’t go wrong eating them!

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McDonald’s fries contain a chemical called dimethylpolysiloxane (sounds bad, but whatever, still gonna eat them!).

According to scientists, that chemical is key in producing hair follicle germs in mice.

Cooks at the Golden Arches use the chemical to reduce oil splatter when frying those beautiful fries. They also cook their fries in a mix of vegetable oil, citric acid, and dimethylpolysiloxane. But before you go running off to McDonald’s to order a month’s worth of french fries, we have a little bad news.

While the chemical was successful within the context of the mice experiment, the study says that it hasn’t been shown to stimulate hair growth on it’s own. Boo.

Also, if we’re looking for real-life examples of this fries=hair phenomenon, we need look no further than a guy who eats nothing but McDonald’s and has some … interesting hair patterns.

It’s unfortunate this video came out the same day as the fry study, because it blew a big, bald hole in the argument.

Do the fries make your hair grow from one single spot on your head? And then you have to just comb it over to hide the 98% of your head that is bald? Whoa if true! But again, I don’t care, I’m still gonna eat them.

(Image: Facebook/McDonald’s)