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Michael Goran, PhD
Professor of Preventive Medicine
Dr. Robert C. Atkins Chair in Childhood Obesity and Diabetes
Co Director, Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute
Preventive Medicine
CSC 212 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 3027

Publications

Gyllenhammer LE, Lam J, Alderete TL, Allayee H, Akbari O, Katkhouda N, Goran MI. Lower omental t-regulatory cell count is associated with higher fasting glucose and lower ß-cell function in adults with obesity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 Jun; 24(6):1274-82. View in: PubMed

Shearrer GE, O'Reilly GA, Belcher BR, Daniels MJ, Goran MI, Spruijt-Metz D, Davis JN. The impact of sugar sweetened beverage intake on hunger and satiety in minority adolescents. Appetite. 2016 Feb 1; 97:43-8. View in: PubMed

Kim JY, Goran MI, Toledo-Corral CM, Weigensberg MJ, Shaibi GQ. Comparing glycemic indicators of prediabetes: a prospective study of obese Latino Youth. Pediatr Diabetes. 2015 Dec; 16(8):640-3. View in: PubMed

Alderete TL, Autran C, Brekke BE, Knight R, Bode L, Goran MI, Fields DA. Associations between human milk oligosaccharides and infant body composition in the first 6 mo of life. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Oct 28. View in: PubMed

O'Reilly GA, Belcher BR, Davis JN, Martinez LT, Huh J, Antunez-Castillo L, Weigensberg M, Goran MI, Spruijt-Metz D. Effects of high-sugar and high-fiber meals on physical activity behaviors in Latino and African American adolescents. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Sep; 23(9):1886-94. View in: PubMed

Kayser BD, Toledo-Corral CM, Alderete TL, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Temporal relationships between adipocytokines and diabetes risk in Hispanic adolescents with obesity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Jul; 23(7):1479-85. View in: PubMed

Alderete TL, Sattler FR, Richey JM, Allayee H, Mittelman SD, Sheng X, Tucci J, Gyllenhammer LE, Grant EG, Goran MI. Salsalate treatment improves glycemia without altering adipose tissue in nondiabetic obese hispanics. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Feb 3. View in: PubMed

Hsu TM, Konanur VR, Taing L, Usui R, Kayser BD, Goran MI, Kanoski SE. Effects of sucrose and high fructose corn syrup consumption on spatial memory function and hippocampal neuroinflammation in adolescent rats. Hippocampus. 2015 Feb; 25(2):227-39. View in: PubMed

Kayser BD, Goran MI, Bouret SG. Perinatal Overnutrition Exacerbates Adipose Tissue Inflammation Caused by High-Fat Feeding in C57BL/6J Mice. PLoS One. 2015; 10(3):e0121954. View in: PubMed

Yassine HN, Trenchevska O, Ramrakhiani A, Parekh A, Koska J, Walker RW, Billheimer D, Reaven PD, Yen FT, Nelson RW, Goran MI, Nedelkov D. The Association of Human Apolipoprotein C-III Sialylation Proteoforms with Plasma Triglycerides. PLoS One. 2015; 10(12):e0144138. View in: PubMed

Walker RW, Goran MI. Laboratory Determined Sugar Content and Composition of Commercial Infant Formulas, Baby Foods and Common Grocery Items Targeted to Children. Nutrients. 2015; 7(7):5850-67. View in: PubMed

Toledo-Corral CM, Alderete TL, Richey J, Sequeira P, Goran MI, Weigensberg MJ. Fasting, post-OGTT challenge, and nocturnal free fatty acids in prediabetic versus normal glucose tolerant overweight and obese Latino adolescents. Acta Diabetol. 2014 Aug 11. View in: PubMed

Walker RW, Dumke KA, Goran MI. Fructose content in popular beverages made with and without high-fructose corn syrup. Nutrition. 2014 Jul-Aug; 30(7-8):928-35. View in: PubMed

Walker RW, Allayee H, Inserra A, Fruhwirth R, Alisi A, Devito R, Carey ME, Sinatra F, Goran MI, Nobili V. Macrophages and fibrosis in adipose tissue are linked to liver damage and metabolic risk in obese children. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Jun; 22(6):1512-9. View in: PubMed

House BT, Cook LT, Gyllenhammer LE, Schraw JM, Goran MI, Spruijt-Metz D, Weigensberg MJ, Davis JN. Meal skipping linked to increased visceral adipose tissue and triglycerides in overweight minority youth. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 May; 22(5):E77-84. View in: PubMed

Hsieh S, Klassen AC, Curriero FC, Caulfield LE, Cheskin LJ, Davis JN, Goran MI, Weigensberg MJ, Spruijt-Metz D. Fast-food restaurants, park access, and insulin resistance among Hispanic youth. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Apr; 46(4):378-87. View in: PubMed

Cook LT, O'Reilly GA, Goran MI, Weigensberg MJ, Spruijt-Metz D, Davis JN. Vegetable Consumption Is Linked to Decreased Visceral and Liver Fat and Improved Insulin Resistance in Overweight Latino Youth. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014 Mar 27. View in: PubMed

Alderete TL, Toledo-Corral CM, Goran MI. Metabolic basis of ethnic differences in diabetes risk in overweight and obese youth. Curr Diab Rep. 2014 Feb; 14(2):455. View in: PubMed

Gyllenhammer LE, Weigensberg MJ, Spruijt-Metz D, Allayee H, Goran MI, Davis JN. Modifying influence of dietary sugar in the relationship between cortisol and visceral adipose tissue in minority youth. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Feb; 22(2):474-81. View in: PubMed

Weigensberg MJ, Lane CJ, Avila Q, Konersman K, Ventura E, Adam T, Shoar Z, Goran MI, Spruijt-Metz D. Imagine HEALTH: results from a randomized pilot lifestyle intervention for obese Latino adolescents using Interactive Guided ImagerySM. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2014; 14(1):28. View in: PubMed

Gyllenhammer LE, Alderete TL, Mahurka S, Allayee H, Goran MI. Adipose tissue 11ßHSD1 gene expression, ßcell function and ectopic fat in obese African Americans versus Hispanics. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Jan; 22(1):14-8. View in: PubMed

Walker RW, Sinatra F, Hartiala J, Weigensberg M, Spruijt-Metz D, Alderete TL, Goran MI, Allayee H. Genetic and clinical markers of elevated liver fat content in overweight and obese hispanic children. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Dec; 21(12):E790-7. View in: PubMed

Spruijt-Metz D, Belcher BR, Hsu YW, McClain AD, Chou CP, Nguyen-Rodriguez S, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Temporal relationship between insulin sensitivity and the pubertal decline in physical activity in peripubertal Hispanic and African American females. Diabetes Care. 2013 Nov; 36(11):3739-45. View in: PubMed

Toledo-Corral CM, Myers SJ, Li Y, Hodis HN, Goran MI, Weigensberg MJ. Blunted nocturnal cortisol rise is associated with higher carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) in overweight African American and Latino youth. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2013 Sep; 38(9):1658-67. View in: PubMed

Alderete TL, Toledo-Corral CM, Desai P, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Liver fat has a stronger association with risk factors for type 2 diabetes in African-American compared with Hispanic adolescents. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Sep; 98(9):3748-54. View in: PubMed

Goran MI, Dumke K, Bouret SG, Kayser B, Walker RW, Blumberg B. The obesogenic effect of high fructose exposure during early development. Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2013 Aug; 9(8):494-500. View in: PubMed

Schembre SM, Wen CK, Davis JN, Shen E, Nguyen-Rodriguez ST, Belcher BR, Hsu YW, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI, Spruijt-Metz D. Eating breakfast more frequently is cross-sectionally associated with greater physical activity and lower levels of adiposity in overweight Latina and African American girls. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Aug; 98(2):275-81. View in: PubMed

Goran MI. How growing up sweet can turn sour. Pediatr Obes. 2013 Aug; 8(4):237-41. View in: PubMed

Schoeller DA, Thomas D, Archer E, Heymsfield SB, Blair SN, Goran MI, Hill JO, Atkinson RL, Corkey BE, Foreyt J, Dhurandhar NV, Kral JG, Hall KD, Hansen BC, Heitmann BL, Ravussin E, Allison DB. Self-report-based estimates of energy intake offer an inadequate basis for scientific conclusions. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Jun; 97(6):1413-5. View in: PubMed

Kim JY, Goran MI, Toledo-Corral CM, Weigensberg MJ, Choi M, Shaibi GQ. One-hour glucose during an oral glucose challenge prospectively predicts ß-cell deterioration and prediabetes in obese Hispanic youth. Diabetes Care. 2013 Jun; 36(6):1681-6. View in: PubMed

Davis JN, Gunderson EP, Gyllenhammer LE, Goran MI. Impact of gestational diabetes mellitus on pubertal changes in adiposity and metabolic profiles in Latino offspring. J Pediatr. 2013 Apr; 162(4):741-5. View in: PubMed

Toledo-Corral CM, Alderete TL, Hu HH, Nayak K, Esplana S, Liu T, Goran MI, Weigensberg MJ. Ectopic fat deposition in prediabetic overweight and obese minority adolescents. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Mar; 98(3):1115-21. View in: PubMed

Joshi AA, Hu HH, Leahy RM, Goran MI, Nayak KS. Automatic intra-subject registration-based segmentation of abdominal fat from water-fat MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2013 Feb; 37(2):423-30. View in: PubMed

Goran MI. Sugar-sweetened beverages, genetic risk, and obesity. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jan 17; 368(3):285-6. View in: PubMed

Alfadda AA, Masood A, Shaik SA, Dekhil H, Goran M. Association between Osteocalcin, Metabolic Syndrome, and Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Role of Total and Undercarboxylated Osteocalcin in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Int J Endocrinol. 2013; 2013:197519. View in: PubMed

Goran MI, Ulijaszek SJ, Ventura EE. High fructose corn syrup and diabetes prevalence: a global perspective. Glob Public Health. 2013; 8(1):55-64. View in: PubMed

Hasson RE, Adam TC, Pearson J, Davis JN, Spruijt-Metz D, Goran MI. Sociocultural and socioeconomic influences on type 2 diabetes risk in overweight/obese African-American and Latino-American children and adolescents. J Obes. 2013; 2013:512914. View in: PubMed

Walker RW, Lê KA, Davis J, Alderete TL, Cherry R, Lebel S, Goran MI. High rates of fructose malabsorption are associated with reduced liver fat in obese African Americans. J Am Coll Nutr. 2012 Oct; 31(5):369-74. View in: PubMed

Goran MI, Ventura EE. Genetic predisposition and increasing dietary fructose exposure: The perfect storm for fatty liver disease in Hispanics in the U. S. Dig Liver Dis. 2012 Sep; 44(9):711-3. View in: PubMed

Goran MI, Walker R, Allayee H. Genetic-related and carbohydrate-related factors affecting liver fat accumulation. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2012 Jul; 15(4):392-6. View in: PubMed

Rhodes ET, Goran MI, Lieu TA, Lustig RH, Prosser LA, Songer TJ, Weigensberg MJ, Weinstock RS, Gonzalez T, Rawluk K, Zoghbi RM, Ludwig DS, Laffel LM. Health-related quality of life in adolescents with or at risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus. J Pediatr. 2012 Jun; 160(6):911-7. View in: PubMed

Toledo-Corral CM, Vargas LG, Goran MI, Weigensberg MJ. Hemoglobin A1c above Threshold Level is Associated with Decreased ß-Cell Function in Overweight Latino Youth. J Pediatr. 2012 May; 160(5):751-6. View in: PubMed

Alderete TL, Gyllenhammer LE, Byrd-Williams CE, Spruijt-Metz D, Goran MI, Davis JN. Increasing Physical Activity Decreases Hepatic Fat and Metabolic Risk Factors. J Exerc Physiol Online. 2012 Apr; 15(2):40-54. View in: PubMed

Hasson RE, Adam TC, Davis JN, Kelly LA, Ventura EE, Byrd-Williams CE, Toledo-Corral CM, Roberts CK, Lane CJ, Azen SP, Chou CP, Spruijt-Metz D, Weigensberg MJ, Berhane K, Goran MI. Randomized controlled trial to improve adiposity, inflammation, and insulin resistance in obese african-american and latino youth. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Apr; 20(4):811-8. View in: PubMed

Bennett B, Larson-Meyer DE, Ravussin E, Volaufova J, Soros A, Cefalu WT, Chalew S, Gordon S, Smith SR, Newcomer BR, Goran M, Sothern M. Impaired Insulin Sensitivity and Elevated Ectopic Fat in Healthy Obese vs. Nonobese Prepubertal Children. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Feb; 20(2):371-5. View in: PubMed

Goran MI, Alderete TL. Targeting adipose tissue inflammation to treat the underlying basis of the metabolic complications of obesity. Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser. 2012; 73:49-60; discussion p61-6. View in: PubMed

Davis JN, Whaley SE, Goran MI. Effects of breastfeeding and low sugar-sweetened beverage intake on obesity prevalence in Hispanic toddlers. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Jan; 95(1):3-8. View in: PubMed

Dulin-Keita A, Casazza K, Fernandez JR, Goran MI, Gower B. Do neighbourhoods matter? Neighbourhood disorder and long-term trends in serum cortisol levels. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2012 Jan; 66(1):24-9. View in: PubMed

Hsu YW, Belcher BR, Ventura EE, Byrd-Williams CE, Weigensberg MJ, Davis JN, McClain AD, Goran MI, Spruijt-Metz D. Physical activity, sedentary behavior, and the metabolic syndrome in minority youth. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Dec; 43(12):2307-13. View in: PubMed

Davis JN, Gyllenhammer LE, Vanni AA, Meija M, Tung A, Schroeder ET, Spruijt-Metz D, Goran MI. Startup circuit training program reduces metabolic risk in Latino adolescents. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Nov; 43(11):2195-203. View in: PubMed

Lê KA, Mahurkar S, Alderete TL, Hasson RE, Adam TC, Kim JS, Beale E, Xie C, Greenberg AS, Allayee H, Goran MI. Subcutaneous adipose tissue macrophage infiltration is associated with hepatic and visceral fat deposition, hyperinsulinemia, and stimulation of NF-? B stress pathway. Diabetes. 2011 Nov; 60(11):2802-9. View in: PubMed

Goran MI, Ventura EE. International journal of pediatric obesity: year in review 2010. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2011 Aug; 6(3-4):163-8. View in: PubMed

Shaibi GQ, Davis JN, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Improving insulin resistance in obese youth: choose your measures wisely. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2011 Jun; 6(2-2):e290-6. View in: PubMed

Ball GD, Mackenzie-Rife KA, Newton MS, Alloway CA, Slack JM, Plotnikoff RC, Goran MI. One-on-one lifestyle coaching for managing adolescent obesity: Findings from a pilot, randomized controlled trial in a real-world, clinical setting. Paediatr Child Health. 2011 Jun; 16(6):345-50. View in: PubMed

Toledo-Corral CM, Davis JN, Alderete TL, Weigensberg MJ, Ayala CT, Li Y, Hodis HN, Goran MI. Subclinical atherosclerosis in Latino youth: progression of carotid intima-media thickness and its relationship to cardiometabolic risk factors. J Pediatr. 2011 Jun; 158(6):935-40. View in: PubMed

Alderete TL, Byrd-Williams CE, Toledo-Corral CM, Conti DV, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Relationships between IGF-1 and IGFBP-1 and adiposity in obese African-American and Latino adolescents. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 May; 19(5):933-8. View in: PubMed

Goran MI. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity under new leadership: rapid response, fair reviews and global reach. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2011 Apr; 6(2):82. View in: PubMed

Adam TC, Hasson RE, Lane CJ, Davis JN, Weigensberg MJ, Spruijt-Metz D, Goran MI. Fasting indicators of insulin sensitivity: effects of ethnicity and pubertal status. Diabetes Care. 2011 Apr; 34(4):994-9. View in: PubMed

Ventura EE, Davis JN, Goran MI. Sugar content of popular sweetened beverages based on objective laboratory analysis: focus on fructose content. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Apr; 19(4):868-74. View in: PubMed

Kelly LA, Lane CJ, Weigensberg MJ, Toledo-Corral CM, Goran MI. Pubertal changes of insulin sensitivity, acute insulin response, and ß-cell function in overweight Latino youth. J Pediatr. 2011 Mar; 158(3):442-6. View in: PubMed

Lê KA, Ventura EE, Fisher JQ, Davis JN, Weigensberg MJ, Punyanitya M, Hu HH, Nayak KS, Goran MI. Ethnic differences in pancreatic fat accumulation and its relationship with other fat depots and inflammatory markers. Diabetes Care. 2011 Feb; 34(2):485-90. View in: PubMed

Hu HH, Li Y, Nagy TR, Goran MI, Nayak KS. Quantification of Absolute Fat Mass by Magnetic Resonance Imaging: a Validation Study against Chemical Analysis. Int J Body Compos Res. 2011; 9(3):111-122. View in: PubMed

Goran MI, Walker R, Le KA, Mahurkar S, Vikman S, Davis JN, Spruijt-Metz D, Weigensberg MJ, Allayee H. Effects of PNPLA3 on liver fat and metabolic profile in Hispanic children and adolescents. Diabetes. 2010 Dec; 59(12):3127-30. View in: PubMed

Davis JN, Lê KA, Walker RW, Vikman S, Spruijt-Metz D, Weigensberg MJ, Allayee H, Goran MI. Increased hepatic fat in overweight Hispanic youth influenced by interaction between genetic variation in PNPLA3 and high dietary carbohydrate and sugar consumption. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Dec; 92(6):1522-7. View in: PubMed

Davis JN, Ventura EE, Shaibi GQ, Byrd-Williams CE, Alexander KE, Vanni AK, Meija MR, Weigensberg MJ, Spruijt-Metz D, Goran MI. Interventions for improving metabolic risk in overweight Latino youth. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2010 Oct; 5(5):451-5. View in: PubMed

Adam TC, Hasson RE, Ventura EE, Toledo-Corral C, Le KA, Mahurkar S, Lane CJ, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Cortisol is negatively associated with insulin sensitivity in overweight Latino youth. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Oct; 95(10):4729-35. View in: PubMed

Hasson RE, Adam TC, Davis JN, Weigensberg MJ, Ventura EE, Lane CJ, Roberts CK, Goran MI. Ethnic differences in insulin action in obese African-American and Latino adolescents. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Aug; 95(8):4048-51. View in: PubMed

Speakman JR, Goran MI. Tissue-specificity and ethnic diversity in obesity-related risk of cancer may be explained by variability in insulin response and insulin signaling pathways. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 Jun; 18(6):1071-8. View in: PubMed

Hu HH, Smith DL, Nayak KS, Goran MI, Nagy TR. Identification of brown adipose tissue in mice with fat-water IDEAL-MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2010 May; 31(5):1195-202. View in: PubMed

Hu HH, Kim HW, Nayak KS, Goran MI. Comparison of fat-water MRI and single-voxel MRS in the assessment of hepatic and pancreatic fat fractions in humans. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 Apr; 18(4):841-7. View in: PubMed

Byrd-Williams CE, Belcher BR, Spruijt-Metz D, Davis JN, Ventura EE, Kelly L, Berhane K, Azen S, Goran MI. Increased physical activity and reduced adiposity in overweight Hispanic adolescents. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Mar; 42(3):478-84. View in: PubMed

Tompkins CL, Cefalu W, Ravussin E, Goran M, Soros A, Volaufova J, Vargas A, Sothern MS. Feasibility of intravenous glucose tolerance testing prior to puberty. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2010; 5(1):51-5. View in: PubMed

Lawrence JC, Gower BA, Garvey WT, Muñoz AJ, Darnell BE, Oster RA, Buchthal SD, Goran MI, Newcomer BR. Relationship between Insulin Sensitivity and Muscle Lipids may Differ with Muscle Group and Ethnicity. Open Obes J. 2010; 2:137-144. View in: PubMed

Davis JN, Alexander KE, Ventura EE, Toledo-Corral CM, Goran MI. Inverse relation between dietary fiber intake and visceral adiposity in overweight Latino youth. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Nov; 90(5):1160-6. View in: PubMed

Adam TC, Toledo-Corral C, Lane CJ, Weigensberg MJ, Spruijt-Metz D, Davies JN, Goran MI. Insulin sensitivity as an independent predictor of fat mass gain in Hispanic adolescents. Diabetes Care. 2009 Nov; 32(11):2114-5. View in: PubMed

Toledo-Corral CM, Ventura EE, Hodis HN, Weigensberg MJ, Lane CJ, Li Y, Goran MI. Persistence of the metabolic syndrome and its influence on carotid artery intima media thickness in overweight Latino children. Atherosclerosis. 2009 Oct; 206(2):594-8. View in: PubMed

Ventura EE, Lane CJ, Weigensberg MJ, Toledo-Corral CM, Davis JN, Goran MI. Persistence of the metabolic syndrome over 3 annual visits in overweight Hispanic children: association with progressive risk for type 2 diabetes. J Pediatr. 2009 Oct; 155(4):535-41. View in: PubMed

Alexander KE, Ventura EE, Spruijt-Metz D, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI, Davis JN. Association of breakfast skipping with visceral fat and insulin indices in overweight Latino youth. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Aug; 17(8):1528-33. View in: PubMed

Davis JN, Kelly LA, Lane CJ, Ventura EE, Byrd-Williams CE, Alexandar KA, Azen SP, Chou CP, Spruijt-Metz D, Weigensberg MJ, Berhane K, Goran MI. Randomized control trial to improve adiposity and insulin resistance in overweight Latino adolescents. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Aug; 17(8):1542-8. View in: PubMed

Davis JN, Tung A, Chak SS, Ventura EE, Byrd-Williams CE, Alexander KE, Lane CJ, Weigensberg MJ, Spruijt-Metz D, Goran MI. Aerobic and strength training reduces adiposity in overweight Latina adolescents. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 Jul; 41(7):1494-503. View in: PubMed

Casazza K, Phadke RP, Fernandez JR, Watanabe RM, Goran MI, Gower BA. Obesity attenuates the contribution of African admixture to the insulin secretory profile in peripubertal children: a longitudinal analysis. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Jul; 17(7):1318-25. View in: PubMed

Spruijt-Metz D, Belcher B, Anderson D, Lane CJ, Chou CP, Salter-Venzon D, Davis JN, Hsu YW, Neuhouser ML, Richey JM, McKenzie TL, McClain A, Goran MI, Weigensberg MJ. A high-sugar/low-fiber meal compared with a low-sugar/high-fiber meal leads to higher leptin and physical activity levels in overweight Latina females. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Jun; 109(6):1058-63. View in: PubMed

Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents. Lancet. 2009 May 23; 373(9677):1743-4. View in: PubMed

Ventura E, Davis J, Byrd-Williams C, Alexander K, McClain A, Lane CJ, Spruijt-Metz D, Weigensberg M, Goran M. Reduction in risk factors for type 2 diabetes mellitus in response to a low-sugar, high-fiber dietary intervention in overweight Latino adolescents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009 Apr; 163(4):320-7. View in: PubMed

Davis JN, Nelson MC, Ventura EE, Lytle LA, Goran MI. A brief dietary screener: appropriate for overweight Latino adolescents? J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Apr; 109(4):725-9. View in: PubMed

Weigensberg MJ, Lane CJ, Winners O, Wright T, Nguyen-Rodriguez S, Goran MI, Spruijt-Metz D. Acute effects of stress-reduction Interactive Guided Imagery(SM) on salivary cortisol in overweight Latino adolescents. J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Mar; 15(3):297-303. View in: PubMed

Afghani A, Goran MI. The interrelationships between abdominal adiposity, leptin and bone mineral content in overweight Latino children. Horm Res. 2009; 72(2):82-7. View in: PubMed

Casazza K, Higgins PB, Fernández JR, Goran MI, Gower BA. Longitudinal analysis of the insulin-like growth factor system in African-American and European American children and adolescents. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Dec; 93(12):4917-23. View in: PubMed

Goran MI. Ethnic-specific pathways to obesity-related disease: the Hispanic vs. African-American paradox. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Dec; 16(12):2561-5. View in: PubMed

Goran MI, Lane C, Toledo-Corral C, Weigensberg MJ. Persistence of pre-diabetes in overweight and obese Hispanic children: association with progressive insulin resistance, poor beta-cell function, and increasing visceral fat. Diabetes. 2008 Nov; 57(11):3007-12. View in: PubMed

Kelly LA, Lane CJ, Ball GD, Weigensberg MJ, Vargas LG, Byrd-Williams CE, Ventura EE, Goran MI. Birth weight and body composition in overweight Latino youth: a longitudinal analysis. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Nov; 16(11):2524-8. View in: PubMed

Shaibi GQ, Faulkner MS, Weigensberg MJ, Fritschi C, Goran MI. Cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity in youth with type 2 diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2008 Oct; 9(5):460-3. View in: PubMed

Toledo-Corral CM, Roberts CK, Shaibi GQ, Lane CJ, Higgins PB, Davis JN, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Insulin-like growth factor-I is inversely related to adiposity in overweight Latino children. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Sep; 21(9):855-64. View in: PubMed

Ventura EE, Davis JN, Alexander KE, Shaibi GQ, Lee W, Byrd-Williams CE, Toledo-Corral CM, Lane CJ, Kelly LA, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Dietary intake and the metabolic syndrome in overweight Latino children. J Am Diet Assoc. 2008 Aug; 108(8):1355-9. View in: PubMed

Casazza K, Goran MI, Gower BA. Associations among insulin, estrogen, and fat mass gain over the pubertal transition in African-American and European-American girls. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Jul; 93(7):2610-5. View in: PubMed

Goran MI, Davis J, Kelly L, Shaibi G, Spruijt-Metz D, Soni SM, Weigensberg M. Low prevalence of pediatric type 2 diabetes: where's the epidemic? J Pediatr. 2008 Jun; 152(6):753-5. View in: PubMed

Byrd-Williams CE, Shaibi GQ, Sun P, Lane CJ, Ventura EE, Davis JN, Kelly LA, Goran MI. Cardiorespiratory fitness predicts changes in adiposity in overweight Hispanic boys. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 May; 16(5):1072-7. View in: PubMed

Weigensberg MJ, Toledo-Corral CM, Goran MI. Association between the metabolic syndrome and serum cortisol in overweight Latino youth. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Apr; 93(4):1372-8. View in: PubMed

Shaibi GQ, Goran MI. Examining metabolic syndrome definitions in overweight Hispanic youth: a focus on insulin resistance. J Pediatr. 2008 Feb; 152(2):171-6. View in: PubMed

Shaibi GQ, Cruz ML, Goran MI. Cardiorespiratory fitness is strongly related to the metabolic syndrome in adolescents: response to Janssen and Cramp. Diabetes Care. 2008 Feb; 31(2):e8; author reply e9. View in: PubMed

Spruijt-Metz D, Nguyen-Michel ST, Goran MI, Chou CP, Huang TT. Reducing sedentary behavior in minority girls via a theory-based, tailored classroom media intervention. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2008; 3(4):240-8. View in: PubMed

Shaibi GQ, Roberts CK, Goran MI. Exercise and insulin resistance in youth. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2008 Jan; 36(1):5-11. View in: PubMed

Davis JN, Alexander KE, Ventura EE, Kelly LA, Lane CJ, Byrd-Williams CE, Toledo-Corral CM, Roberts CK, Spruijt-Metz D, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Associations of dietary sugar and glycemic index with adiposity and insulin dynamics in overweight Latino youth. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Nov; 86(5):1331-8. View in: PubMed

Kelly LA, Lane CJ, Weigensberg MJ, Koebnick C, Roberts CK, Davis JN, Toledo-Corral CM, Shaibi GQ, Goran MI. Parental history and risk of type 2 diabetes in overweight Latino adolescents: a longitudinal analysis. Diabetes Care. 2007 Oct; 30(10):2700-5. View in: PubMed

Davis JN, Ventura EE, Shaibi GQ, Weigensberg MJ, Spruijt-Metz D, Watanabe RM, Goran MI. Reduction in added sugar intake and improvement in insulin secretion in overweight latina adolescents. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2007 Jun; 5(2):183-93. View in: PubMed

Shaibi GQ, Cruz ML, Weigensberg MJ, Toledo-Corral CM, Lane CJ, Kelly LA, Davis JN, Koebnick C, Ventura EE, Roberts CK, Goran MI. Adiponectin independently predicts metabolic syndrome in overweight Latino youth. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007 May; 92(5):1809-13. View in: PubMed

Davis JN, Weigensberg MJ, Shaibi GQ, Crespo NC, Kelly LA, Lane CJ, Goran MI. Influence of breastfeeding on obesity and type 2 diabetes risk factors in Latino youth with a family history of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2007 Apr; 30(4):784-9. View in: PubMed

Li C, Goran MI, Kaur H, Nollen N, Ahluwalia JS. Developmental trajectories of overweight during childhood: role of early life factors. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Mar; 15(3):760-71. View in: PubMed

Afghani A, Goran MI. Lower bone mineral content in hypertensive compared with normotensive overweight Latino children and adolescents. Am J Hypertens. 2007 Feb; 20(2):190-6. View in: PubMed

Byrd-Williams C, Kelly LA, Davis JN, Spruijt-Metz D, Goran MI. Influence of gender, BMI and Hispanic ethnicity on physical activity in children. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2007; 2(3):159-66. View in: PubMed

Cruz ML, Weigensberg MJ, Bergman RN, Goran MI. Frequency of hypoglycaemia during the intravenous glucose tolerance test in overweight children. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2007; 2(2):122-5. View in: PubMed

Davis JN, Ventura EE, Alexander KE, Salguero LE, Weigensberg MJ, Crespo NC, Spruijt-Metz D, Goran MI. Feasibility of a home-based versus classroom-based nutrition intervention to reduce obesity and type 2 diabetes in Latino youth. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2007; 2(1):22-30. View in: PubMed

Henderson KD, Goran MI, Kolonel LN, Henderson BE, Le Marchand L. Ethnic disparity in the relationship between obesity and plasma insulin-like growth factors: the multiethnic cohort. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006 Nov; 15(11):2298-302. View in: PubMed

Huang TT, Goran MI, Spruijt-Metz D. Associations of adiposity with measured and self-reported academic performance in early adolescence. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2006 Oct; 14(10):1839-45. View in: PubMed

Shaibi GQ, Cruz ML, Ball GD, Weigensberg MJ, Salem GJ, Crespo NC, Goran MI. Effects of resistance training on insulin sensitivity in overweight Latino adolescent males. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006 Jul; 38(7):1208-15. View in: PubMed

Spruijt-Metz D, Li C, Cohen E, Birch L, Goran M. Longitudinal influence of mother's child-feeding practices on adiposity in children. J Pediatr. 2006 Mar; 148(3):314-20. View in: PubMed

Crespo NC, Ball GD, Shaibi GQ, Cruz ML, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Acculturation is Associated With Higher VO2max in Overweight Hispanic Children. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2006 Mar; 18(1):89-100. View in: PubMed

Ball GD, Huang TT, Gower BA, Cruz ML, Shaibi GQ, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Longitudinal changes in insulin sensitivity, insulin secretion, and beta-cell function during puberty. J Pediatr. 2006 Jan; 148(1):16-22. View in: PubMed

Ball GD, Huang TT, Cruz ML, Shaibi GQ, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Predicting abdominal adipose tissue in overweight Latino youth. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2006; 1(4):210-6. View in: PubMed

Goran MI, Shaibi GQ, Weigensberg MJ, Davis JN, Cruz ML. Deterioration of insulin sensitivity and beta-cell function in overweight Hispanic children during pubertal transition: a longitudinal assessment. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2006; 1(3):139-45. View in: PubMed

Higgins PB, Silva AM, Sardinha LB, Hull HR, Goran MI, Gower BA, Fields DA. Validity of new child-specific thoracic gas volume prediction equations for air-displacement plethysmography. BMC Pediatr. 2006; 6:18. View in: PubMed

Shaibi GQ, Ball GD, Goran MI. Aerobic fitness among Caucasian, African-American, and Latino youth. Ethn Dis. 2006; 16(1):120-5. View in: PubMed

Higgins PB, Fernández JR, Goran MI, Gower BA. Early ethnic difference in insulin-like growth factor-1 is associated with African genetic admixture. Pediatr Res. 2005 Nov; 58(5):850-4. View in: PubMed

Davis JN, Ventura EE, Weigensberg MJ, Ball GD, Cruz ML, Shaibi GQ, Goran MI. The relation of sugar intake to beta cell function in overweight Latino children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005 Nov; 82(5):1004-10. View in: PubMed

Weigensberg MJ, Ball GD, Shaibi GQ, Cruz ML, Goran MI. Decreased beta-cell function in overweight Latino children with impaired fasting glucose. Diabetes Care. 2005 Oct; 28(10):2519-24. View in: PubMed

Goran MI. Estimating energy requirements: regression based prediction equations or multiples of resting metabolic rate. Public Health Nutr. 2005 Oct; 8(7A):1184-6. View in: PubMed

Weigensberg MJ, Ball GD, Shaibi GQ, Cruz ML, Gower BA, Goran MI. Dietary fat intake and insulin resistance in black and white children. Obes Res. 2005 Sep; 13(9):1630-7. View in: PubMed

Bush NC, Darnell BE, Oster RA, Goran MI, Gower BA. Adiponectin is lower among African Americans and is independently related to insulin sensitivity in children and adolescents. Diabetes. 2005 Sep; 54(9):2772-8. View in: PubMed

Shaibi GQ, Cruz ML, Ball GD, Weigensberg MJ, Kobaissi HA, Salem GJ, Goran MI. Cardiovascular fitness and the metabolic syndrome in overweight latino youths. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005 Jun; 37(6):922-8. View in: PubMed

Goran MI, Reynolds K. Interactive multimedia for promoting physical activity (IMPACT) in children. Obes Res. 2005 Apr; 13(4):762-71. View in: PubMed

Afghani A, Cruz ML, Goran MI. Impaired glucose tolerance and bone mineral content in overweight latino children with a family history of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2005 Feb; 28(2):372-8. View in: PubMed

Kobaissi HA, Weigensberg MJ, Ball GD, Cruz ML, Shaibi GQ, Goran MI. Relation between acanthosis nigricans and insulin sensitivity in overweight Hispanic children at risk for type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2004 Jun; 27(6):1412-6. View in: PubMed

Cruz ML, Goran MI. The metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents. Curr Diab Rep. 2004 Feb; 4(1):53-62. View in: PubMed

Nesbitt SD, Ashaye MO, Stettler N, Sorof JM, Goran MI, Parekh R, Falkner BE. Overweight as a risk factor in children: a focus on ethnicity. Ethn Dis. 2004; 14(1):94-110. View in: PubMed

Goran MI, Bergman RN, Avila Q, Watkins M, Ball GD, Shaibi GQ, Weigensberg MJ, Cruz ML. Impaired glucose tolerance and reduced beta-cell function in overweight Latino children with a positive family history for type 2 diabetes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Jan; 89(1):207-12. View in: PubMed

Ball GD, Shaibi GQ, Cruz ML, Watkins MP, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Insulin sensitivity, cardiorespiratory fitness, and physical activity in overweight Hispanic youth. Obes Res. 2004 Jan; 12(1):77-85. View in: PubMed

Cruz ML, Weigensberg MJ, Huang TT, Ball G, Shaibi GQ, Goran MI. The metabolic syndrome in overweight Hispanic youth and the role of insulin sensitivity. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Jan; 89(1):108-13. View in: PubMed

Huang TT, Watkins MP, Goran MI. Predicting total body fat from anthropometry in Latino children. Obes Res. 2003 Oct; 11(10):1192-9. View in: PubMed

Heimburger DC, Allison DB, Goran MI, Heini AF, Hensrud DD, Hunter GR, Klein S, Kumanyika SK, Kushner RF, Rolls BJ, Schoeller D, Schutz Y. A festschrift for Roland L. Weinsier: nutrition scientist, educator, and clinician. Obes Res. 2003 Oct; 11(10):1246-62. View in: PubMed

Weigensberg MJ, Cruz ML, Goran MI. Association between insulin sensitivity and post-glucose challenge plasma insulin values in overweight Latino youth. Diabetes Care. 2003 Jul; 26(7):2094-9. View in: PubMed

Goran MI, Ball GD, Cruz ML. Obesity and risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in children and adolescents. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2003 Apr; 88(4):1417-27. View in: PubMed

Gower BA, Fernández JR, Beasley TM, Shriver MD, Goran MI. Using genetic admixture to explain racial differences in insulin-related phenotypes. Diabetes. 2003 Apr; 52(4):1047-51. View in: PubMed

Huang TT, Goran MI. Prevention of type 2 diabetes in young people: a theoretical perspective. Pediatr Diabetes. 2003 Mar; 4(1):38-56. View in: PubMed

Goran MI, Coronges K, Bergman RN, Cruz ML, Gower BA. Influence of family history of type 2 diabetes on insulin sensitivity in prepubertal children. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2003 Jan; 88(1):192-5. View in: PubMed

Goran MI, Bergman RN, Cruz ML, Watanabe R. Insulin resistance and associated compensatory responses in african-american and Hispanic children. Diabetes Care. 2002 Dec; 25(12):2184-90. View in: PubMed

Huang TT, Johnson MS, Gower BA, Goran MI. Effect of changes in fat distribution on the rates of change of insulin response in children. Obes Res. 2002 Oct; 10(10):978-84. View in: PubMed

Cruz ML, Bergman RN, Goran MI. Unique effect of visceral fat on insulin sensitivity in obese Hispanic children with a family history of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2002 Sep; 25(9):1631-6. View in: PubMed

Arfai K, Pitukcheewanont PD, Goran MI, Tavare CJ, Heller L, Gilsanz V. Bone, muscle, and fat: sex-related differences in prepubertal children. Radiology. 2002 Aug; 224(2):338-44. View in: PubMed

Goran MI. Impaired glucose tolerance in obese children and adolescents. N Engl J Med. 2002 Jul 25; 347(4):290-2; author reply 290-2. View in: PubMed

Cruz ML, Huang TT, Johnson MS, Gower BA, Goran MI. Insulin sensitivity and blood pressure in black and white children. Hypertension. 2002 Jul; 40(1):18-22. View in: PubMed

Huang TT, Johnson MS, Goran MI. Development of a prediction equation for insulin sensitivity from anthropometry and fasting insulin in prepubertal and early pubertal children. Diabetes Care. 2002 Jul; 25(7):1203-10. View in: PubMed

Mei Z, Grummer-Strawn LM, Pietrobelli A, Goulding A, Goran MI, Dietz WH. Validity of body mass index compared with other body-composition screening indexes for the assessment of body fatness in children and adolescents. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002 Jun; 75(6):978-85. View in: PubMed

Gower BA, Granger WM, Franklin F, Shewchuk RM, Goran MI. Contribution of insulin secretion and clearance to glucose-induced insulin concentration in african-american and caucasian children. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2002 May; 87(5):2218-24. View in: PubMed

Spruijt-Metz D, Lindquist CH, Birch LL, Fisher JO, Goran MI. Relation between mothers' child-feeding practices and children's adiposity. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002 Mar; 75(3):581-6. View in: PubMed

Fields DA, Goran MI, McCrory MA. Body-composition assessment via air-displacement plethysmography in adults and children: a review. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002 Mar; 75(3):453-67. View in: PubMed

Goran MI, Gower BA. Longitudinal study on pubertal insulin resistance. Diabetes. 2001 Nov; 50(11):2444-50. View in: PubMed

Goran MI, Bergman RN, Gower BA. Influence of total vs. visceral fat on insulin action and secretion in African American and white children. Obes Res. 2001 Aug; 9(8):423-31. View in: PubMed

Goran MI, Treuth MS. Energy expenditure, physical activity, and obesity in children. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2001 Aug; 48(4):931-53. View in: PubMed

Goran MI. Metabolic precursors and effects of obesity in children: a decade of progress, 1990-1999. Am J Clin Nutr. 2001 Feb; 73(2):158-71. View in: PubMed

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