Keck School Faculty

Michael Goran, PhD
Michael Goran, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics;Dr. Robert C. Atkins Chair in Childhood Obesity and Diabetes;Co-Director, Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute
Preventive Medicine
4650 West Sunset Blvd. Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Association of breastfeeding and gestational diabetes mellitus with the prevalence of prediabetes and the metabolic syndrome in offspring of Hispanic mothers Pediatr Obes. 2019 07; 14(7):e12515. . View in PubMed

Consumption of artificial sweetened beverages associated with adiposity and increasing HbA1c in Hispanic youth Clin Obes. 2018 Aug; 8(4):236-243. . View in PubMed

Effects of air pollution exposure on glucose metabolism in Los Angeles minority children Pediatr Obes. 2018 01; 13(1):54-62. . View in PubMed

Early-Life Sugar Consumption Affects the Rat Microbiome Independently of Obesity J Nutr. 2017 01; 147(1):20-28. . View in PubMed

Does near-roadway air pollution contribute to childhood obesity? Pediatr Obes. 2016 Feb; 11(1):1-3.. View in PubMed

Dietary fibre linked to decreased inflammation in overweight minority youth Pediatr Obes. 2016 Feb; 11(1):33-9. . View in PubMed

Associations between human milk oligosaccharides and infant body composition in the first 6 mo of life Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 Dec; 102(6):1381-8. . View in PubMed

Comparing glycemic indicators of prediabetes: a prospective study of obese Latino Youth Pediatr Diabetes. 2015 Dec; 16(8):640-3. . View in PubMed

Built Environment Associations with Adiposity Parameters among Overweight and Obese Hispanic Youth Prev Med Rep. 2015; 2:406-412. . View in PubMed

A novel biopsy method to increase yield of subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue Int J Obes (Lond). 2015 Jan; 39(1):183-6. . View in PubMed

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

Compensatory responses to insulin resistance in obese African-American and Latina girls Pediatr Obes. 2013 Dec; 8(6):e68-73. . View in PubMed

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

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

Ectopic fat deposition in prediabetic overweight and obese minority adolescents J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Mar; 98(3):1115-21. . View in PubMed

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

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

Adiposity in children and adolescents: correlates and clinical consequences of fat stored in specific body depots Pediatr Obes. 2012 Oct; 7(5):e42-61. . View in PubMed

Effects of a randomized maintenance intervention on adiposity and metabolic risk factors in overweight minority adolescents Pediatr Obes. 2012 Feb; 7(1):16-27. . View in PubMed

J Epidemiol Community Health. 2012 Jan; 66(1):24-9. . View in PubMed

Assessment of abdominal adipose tissue and organ fat content by magnetic resonance imaging Obes Rev. 2011 May; 12(5):e504-15. . View in PubMed

Cortisol is negatively associated with insulin sensitivity in overweight Latino youth J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Oct; 95(10):4729-35. . View in PubMed

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

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

Aerobic and strength training reduces adiposity in overweight Latina adolescents Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 Jul; 41(7):1494-503. . View in PubMed

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

A brief dietary screener: appropriate for overweight Latino adolescents? J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Apr; 109(4):725-9.. View in PubMed

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

Birth weight and body composition in overweight Latino youth: a longitudinal analysis Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Nov; 16(11):2524-8. . View in PubMed

Adiponectin and leptin are independently associated with insulin sensitivity, but not with insulin secretion or beta-cell function in overweight Hispanic adolescents Horm Metab Res. 2008 Oct; 40(10):708-12. . View in PubMed

Cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity in youth with type 2 diabetes Pediatr Diabetes. 2008 Oct; 9(5):460-3. . View in PubMed

Combined association of maternal and paternal family history of diabetes with plasma leptin and adiponectin in overweight Hispanic children Diabet Med. 2008 Sep; 25(9):1043-8. . View in PubMed

Dietary intake and the metabolic syndrome in overweight Latino children J Am Diet Assoc. 2008 Aug; 108(8):1355-9. . View in PubMed

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

Cardiorespiratory fitness predicts changes in adiposity in overweight Hispanic boys Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 May; 16(5):1072-7. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

Adiponectin independently predicts metabolic syndrome in overweight Latino youth J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007 May; 92(5):1809-13. . View in PubMed

Developmental trajectories of overweight during childhood: role of early life factors Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Mar; 15(3):760-71. . View in PubMed

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

Birth weight, puberty, and systolic blood pressure in children and adolescents: a longitudinal analysis J Hum Hypertens. 2006 Jun; 20(6):444-50. . View in PubMed

Acculturation is Associated With Higher VO2max in Overweight Hispanic Children Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2006 Mar; 18(1):89-100. . View in PubMed

Crossvalidation of anthropometry against magnetic resonance imaging for the assessment of visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue in children Int J Obes (Lond). 2006 Jan; 30(1):23-30. . View in PubMed

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

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

Cardiovascular fitness and physical activity in children with and without impaired glucose tolerance Int J Obes (Lond). 2006 Jan; 30(1):45-9. . View in PubMed

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

Decreased beta-cell function in overweight Latino children with impaired fasting glucose Diabetes Care. 2005 Oct; 28(10):2519-24. . View in PubMed

Dietary fat intake and insulin resistance in black and white children Obes Res. 2005 Sep; 13(9):1630-7. . View in PubMed

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

Cardiovascular fitness and the metabolic syndrome in overweight latino youths Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2005 Jun; 37(6):922-8. . View in PubMed

A festschrift for Roland LWeinsier: nutrition scientist, educator, and clinician. Obes Res. 2003 Oct; 11(10):1246-62. . View in PubMed

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

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

Bone, muscle, and fat: sex-related differences in prepubertal children Radiology. 2002 Aug; 224(2):338-44. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

Comparison of the BOD POD with the four-compartment model in adult females Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2001 Sep; 33(9):1605-10. . View in PubMed

Defining health-related obesity in prepubertal children Obes Res. 2001 Apr; 9(4):233-40. . View in PubMed

Anti-lipolytic effects of insulin in African American and white prepubertal boys Obes Res. 2001 Mar; 9(3):224-8. . View in PubMed

A longitudinal study of resting energy expenditure relative to body composition during puberty in African American and white children Am J Clin Nutr. 2001 Feb; 73(2):308-15. . View in PubMed

Body fat, fat distribution and serum lipids, lipoproteins and apolipoproteins in African-American and Caucasian-American prepubertal children Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2001 Feb; 25(2):198-204. . View in PubMed

Comparison of risk factors for obesity in young, nonobese African-American and Caucasian women Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2000 Nov; 24(11):1514-22. . View in PubMed

Early identification of children predisposed to low peak bone mass and osteoporosis later in life J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2000 Oct; 85(10):3908-18. . View in PubMed

Aerobic fitness, not energy expenditure, influences subsequent increase in adiposity in black and white children Pediatrics. 2000 Oct; 106(4):E50. . View in PubMed

Comparison of children's dietary intake patterns with US dietary guidelines Br J Nutr. 2000 Sep; 84(3):361-7. . View in PubMed

Comparison of zinc reduction with platinum reduction for analysis of deuterium-enriched water samples for the doubly labeled water technique Obes Res. 2000 Jul; 8(4):302-8. . View in PubMed

Do hormonal indices of maturation explain energy expenditure differences in African American and Caucasian prepubertal children? Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1999 Dec; 23(12):1320-6.. View in PubMed

Developmental changes in energy expenditure and physical activity in children: evidence for a decline in physical activity in girls before puberty Pediatrics. 1998 May; 101(5):887-91. . View in PubMed

Assessment of research-based body composition techniques in healthy elderly men and women using the 4-compartment model as a criterion method Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1998 Feb; 22(2):135-42. . View in PubMed

Abdominal obesity and cardiovascular risk in children Coron Artery Dis. 1998; 9(8):483-7. . View in PubMed

Body composition in adults with cerebral palsy by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, bioelectrical impedance analysis, and skinfold anthropometry compared with the 18O isotope-dilution technique Am J Clin Nutr. 1997 Dec; 66(6):1436-42. . View in PubMed

Body composition, resting metabolic rate, and energy requirements of short- and normal-stature, low-income Guatemalan children Am J Clin Nutr. 1997 Aug; 66(2):406-12. . View in PubMed

Cross-validation of anthropometric and bioelectrical resistance prediction equations for body composition in older people using the 4-compartment model as a criterion method J Am Geriatr Soc. 1997 Jul; 45(7):837-43. . View in PubMed

Daily energy expenditure in free-living non-institutionalized Alzheimer's patients: a doubly labeled water study Neurology. 1997 Apr; 48(4):997-1002. . View in PubMed

Daily energy expenditure in free-living heart failure patients Am J Physiol. 1997 Mar; 272(3 Pt 1):E469-75. . View in PubMed

Cross-validation of prediction equations for resting energy expenditure in young, healthy children J Am Diet Assoc. 1997 Feb; 97(2):140-5. . View in PubMed

Bioelectrical impedance measurements at various frequencies to estimate human body compositions Indian J Exp Biol. 1997 Feb; 35(2):159-61. . View in PubMed

Differential growth of fetal tissues during the second half of pregnancy Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1997 Jan; 176(1 Pt 1):28-32. . View in PubMed

Dietary fat in relation to body fat and intraabdominal adipose tissue: a cross-sectional analysis Am J Clin Nutr. 1996 Nov; 64(5):677-84. . View in PubMed

Comparison of multiple-pass 24-hour recall estimates of energy intake with total energy expenditure determined by the doubly labeled water method in young children J Am Diet Assoc. 1996 Nov; 96(11):1140-4. . View in PubMed

Cross-calibration of fat and lean measurements by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry to pig carcass analysis in the pediatric body weight range Am J Clin Nutr. 1996 Mar; 63(3):293-8. . View in PubMed

Cross-calibration of body-composition techniques against dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in young children Am J Clin Nutr. 1996 Mar; 63(3):299-305. . View in PubMed

Athetosis increases resting metabolic rate in adults with cerebral palsy J Am Diet Assoc. 1996 Feb; 96(2):145-8. . View in PubMed

Effect of the pre-testing environment on measurement of metabolic rate in children Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1996 Jan; 20(1):83-7. . View in PubMed

Cross-validation of fat-free mass estimated from body density against bioelectrical resistance: effects of obesity and gender Obes Res. 1995 Nov; 3(6):531-9. . View in PubMed

Determinants of resting energy expenditure in young children J Pediatr. 1994 Sep; 125(3):362-7. . View in PubMed

Comparison of body fat estimates derived from underwater weight and total body water Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1994 Sep; 18(9):622-6. . View in PubMed

Comparison of energy intake by semiquantitative food-frequency questionnaire with total energy expenditure by the doubly labeled water method in young children Am J Clin Nutr. 1994 Jul; 60(1):43-7. . View in PubMed

Correlates of over- and underreporting of energy intake in healthy older men and women Am J Clin Nutr. 1994 Jun; 59(6):1286-90. . View in PubMed

A practical equation to predict resting metabolic rate in older men Metabolism. 1993 Aug; 42(8):950-7. . View in PubMed

A practical equation to predict resting metabolic rate in older females J Am Geriatr Soc. 1993 Apr; 41(4):389-95. . View in PubMed

Determinants of decline in resting metabolic rate in aging females Am J Physiol. 1993 Mar; 264(3 Pt 1):E450-5. . View in PubMed

Deuterium exchange in humans: effect of gender, body composition and age Basic Life Sci. 1993; 60:79-81. . View in PubMed

Comparison of body composition methods in obese individuals Basic Life Sci. 1993; 60:85-6. . View in PubMed

Effect of gender, body composition, and equilibration time on the 2H-to-18O dilution space ratio Am J Physiol. 1992 12; 263(6):E1119-24. . View in PubMed

Body composition techniques and the four-compartment model in children J Appl Physiol (1985). 2000 Aug; 89(2):613-20. . View in PubMed

Determinants of basal fat oxidation in healthy Caucasians J Appl Physiol (1985). 1996 May; 80(5):1743-8. . View in PubMed

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