Chemical in French fries may reduce hair loss

Research published in Biomedicals journal

French fries may not be good for the waistline, but it may be a whole different story for the hairline.

Japanese scientists have reportedly found a new treatment for hair loss.

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

According to the online magazine Newsweek, the method uses the same type of silicon used by some fast-food restaurants, including McDonald's.

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.