Scientists have used an experimental compound that reverses hair loss and skin damage linked to fatty diets in mice studies that may eventually led to accelerated wound healing and reverse balding, as published in Scientific Reports.

Scientists from Johns Hopkins successfully used the compound to reverse hair loss, hair whitening, and skin inflammation linked to diets high in fat and cholesterol in a series of mice experiments. The experimental D-threo-1-phenyl-2-decanoylmino-3-morpholino-1-propanol compound halts production of certain glycosphingolipids fats that are key components of skin and other cell membranes.