Study: Chemical used In 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...using the same chemical that many fast food restaurants use to cook french fries.

It's a type of silicon that's used to prevent the oil from frothing.

Scientists say that silicon helped create "hair follicle germs" --- a key ingredient in hair growth.

Right now, they're only testing the use in mice, but early research suggests -- the same method will be just as successful when it's used on people.