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 Feb 08; e12515. . View in PubMed

In-home obesity prevention in low-income infants through maternal and social transmission Contemp Clin Trials. 2018 Dec 19; 77:61-69. . View in PubMed

High-Fructose Corn-Syrup-Sweetened Beverage Intake Increases 5-Hour Breast Milk Fructose Concentrations in Lactating Women Nutrients. 2018 May 24; 10(6). . View in PubMed

Exposure to traffic-related air pollution and the composition of the gut microbiota in overweight and obese adolescents Environ Res. 2018 Feb; 161:472-478. . View in PubMed

Exposure to traffic-related air pollution and the composition of the gut microbiota in overweight and obese adolescents Environ Res. 2018 02; 161:472-478. . View in PubMed

Fructose in Breast Milk Is Positively Associated with Infant Body Composition at 6 Months of Age Nutrients. 2017 Feb 16; 9(2). . 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

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

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

Fasting, post-OGTT challenge, and nocturnal free fatty acids in prediabetic versus normal glucose tolerant overweight and obese Latino adolescents Acta Diabetol. 2015 Apr; 52(2):277-84. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

Fast-food restaurants, park access, and insulin resistance among Hispanic youth Am J Prev Med. 2014 Apr; 46(4):378-87. . View in PubMed

Imagine HEALTH: results from a randomized pilot lifestyle intervention for obese Latino adolescents using Interactive Guided ImagerySM BMC Complement Altern Med. 2014 Jan 17; 14:28. . 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

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

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

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

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

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

High fructose corn syrup and diabetes prevalence: a global perspective Glob Public Health. 2013; 8(1):55-64. . 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

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

Genetic predisposition and increasing dietary fructose exposure: the perfect storm for fatty liver disease in Hispanics in the US. Dig Liver Dis. 2012 Sep; 44(9):711-3. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

Increasing Physical Activity Decreases Hepatic Fat and Metabolic Risk Factors J Exerc Physiol Online. 2012 Apr; 15(2):40-54. . View in PubMed

Impaired insulin sensitivity and elevated ectopic fat in healthy obese vsnonobese prepubertal children. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Feb; 20(2):371-5. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

Improving insulin resistance in obese youth: choose your measures wisely Int J Pediatr Obes. 2011 Jun; 6(2-2):e290-6. . View in PubMed

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

Fasting indicators of insulin sensitivity: effects of ethnicity and pubertal status Diabetes Care. 2011 Apr; 34(4):994-9. . View in PubMed

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

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

Effects of PNPLA3 on liver fat and metabolic profile in Hispanic children and adolescents Diabetes. 2010 Dec; 59(12):3127-30. . 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

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

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

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

Increased physical activity and reduced adiposity in overweight Hispanic adolescents Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Mar; 42(3):478-84. . View in PubMed

Feasibility of intravenous glucose tolerance testing prior to puberty Int J Pediatr Obes. 2010; 5(1):51-5. . View in PubMed

Insulin sensitivity as an independent predictor of fat mass gain in Hispanic adolescents Diabetes Care. 2009 Nov; 32(11):2114-5. . 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

Ethnic-specific pathways to obesity-related disease: the Hispanic vsAfrican-American paradox. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Dec; 16(12):2561-5. . 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

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

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

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

Examining metabolic syndrome definitions in overweight Hispanic youth: a focus on insulin resistance J Pediatr. 2008 Feb; 152(2):171-6. . 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

Exercise and insulin resistance in youth Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2008 Jan; 36(1):5-11. . 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

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

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

Frequency of hypoglycaemia during the intravenous glucose tolerance test in overweight children Int J Pediatr Obes. 2007; 2(2):122-5. . View in PubMed

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

Influence of gender, BMI and Hispanic ethnicity on physical activity in children Int J Pediatr Obes. 2007; 2(3):159-66. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Insulin sensitivity, cardiorespiratory fitness, and physical activity in overweight Hispanic youth Obes Res. 2004 Jan; 12(1):77-85. . 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

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

Insulin resistance and associated compensatory responses in african-american and Hispanic children Diabetes Care. 2002 Dec; 25(12):2184-90. . 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

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

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

Insulin sensitivity and blood pressure in black and white children Hypertension. 2002 Jul; 40(1):18-22. . 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

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

Influence of total vsvisceral fat on insulin action and secretion in African American and white children. Obes Res. 2001 Aug; 9(8):423-31. . View in PubMed

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