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TEAM BELI

University of Maryland Gemstone Honors College

OUR MISSION

Females are disproportionately affected by gut disorders such as IBS and IBD. In addition, females report higher rates of constipation during the luteal phase of their menstrual cycle. Yet, this phenomenon has not been able to be explained

Team BELI hopes to provide quantitative evidence to validate this experience. 

RESEARCH QUESTIONS

How do estrogen and progesterone levels throughout the menstrual cycle affect gut motility?

What is the degree of knowledge of female gut disorders in our community?

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