Chemical in fast food french fries could cure baldness

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(CNN) – French fries may not be good for your waistline, but your hairline is a whole different story.

Japanese scientists say they’ve found a new treatment for hair loss, reports CNN.

According to a paper published in the Journal Biomaterials, scientists were able to re-grow hair in mice using the method.

According to Newsweek, the method uses the same type of silicon used by some fast-food restaurants.

The silicon is often added to french fries to prevent frothing.

And that chemical helped the scientists mass-produce “hair follicle germs” – a key ingredient in hair growth.

Preliminary research suggests the same method will be just as successful when it’s used on people.

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