A saint who was sectioned under the Mental Health Act of 201 was gluten-intolerant say scientists.
It is thought the condition may help to explain some of the more bizarre and somewhat unholy characteristics displayed by the deity as she went about her business on the streets of Rome.
Research carried out at the Giovanni de Rossi University as to why the saint would suddenly leap up and down and start waving her knickers in the air had originally concentrated on the saint’s love of the performing arts.
But DNA tests carried out on a strand of hair showed the saint suffered from an auto-immune eating disorder affecting the small intestine which may have left important enzyme tissue transglutaminase struggling to absorb prolamins and modify peptic proteins.
The saint was often subject to ridicule by the citizens of Rome and was regularly prodded with an iron shanked pilum, a short bladed spear used by guards to poke the mentals waiting at the gates.
Although the strange and eccentric behaviour led followers of the Christian faith to believe the saint was mad, this fresh evidence will see theologians looking again at the legacy left behind by those discarded knickers.
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