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Michael Goran, PhD

Title(s)Professor of Pediatrics
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
Phone+1 323 442 3027
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    Title(s)Dr. Robert C. Atkins Chair in Childhood Obesity and Diabetes

    Title(s)Co-Director, Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute


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    Impact of Sugars and Human Milk Oligosaccharides on Infant Microbiome and Obesity
    NIH/NIDDK R01DK110793Apr 7, 2017 - Jan 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Home intervention for reducing sugary drinks & obesity in Hispanic women-infants
    NIH/NIDDK R01DK109161Sep 17, 2016 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Nutrigenetic Intervention to Reduce Liver Fat in Hispanics
    NIH/NIMHD R01MD010358Mar 24, 2016 - Nov 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Obesity in Minority Youth in Los Angeles: A Generation "At Risk"
    NIH/NIMHD P60MD002254Sep 11, 2007 - Apr 30, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    USC Center for Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics*
    NIH/NCI U54CA116848Sep 19, 2005 - Aug 31, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Type 2 Diabetes in Hispanic Adolescents
    NIH/NIDDK R01DK059211Sep 30, 2000 - Aug 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Intra-abdominal fat and risk of disease in adolescents
    NIH/NICHD R01HD033064Sep 18, 1996 - May 31, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    PREVENTION OF OBESITY IN CHILDREN
    NIH/NICHD R01HD032668Jun 15, 1994 - May 31, 2004
    Role: Principal Investigator
    ENERGY EXPENDITURE DURING CHILDHOOD OBESITY DEVELOPMENT
    NIH/NICHD R29HD032668Jun 15, 1994 - May 31, 2000
    Role: Principal Investigator
    DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY
    NIH/NICHD R55HD028720Sep 30, 1992 - Jun 14, 1994
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Alderete TL, Jin R, Walker DI, Valvi D, Chen Z, Jones DP, Peng C, Gilliland FD, Berhane K, Conti DV, Goran MI, Chatzi L. Perfluoroalkyl substances, metabolomic profiling, and alterations in glucose homeostasis among overweight and obese Hispanic children: A proof-of-concept analysis. Environ Int. 2019 Mar 04; 126:445-453. PMID: 30844580.
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    2. Vandyousefi S, Goran MI, Gunderson EP, Khazaee E, Landry MJ, Ghaddar R, Asigbee FM, Davis JN. 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. PMID: 30734524.
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    3. de la Haye K, Fluke M, Laney PC, Goran M, Galama T, Chou CP, Salvy SJ. In-home obesity prevention in low-income infants through maternal and social transmission. Contemp Clin Trials. 2018 Dec 19; 77:61-69. PMID: 30578850.
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    4. Berger PK, Fields DA, Demerath EW, Fujiwara H, Goran MI. High-Fructose Corn-Syrup-Sweetened Beverage Intake Increases 5-Hour Breast Milk Fructose Concentrations in Lactating Women. Nutrients. 2018 May 24; 10(6). PMID: 29795005.
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    5. Hasson RE, Hsu YJ, Davis JN, Goran MI, Spruijt-Metz D. The Influence of Parental Education on Dietary Intake in Latino Youth. J Immigr Minor Health. 2018 02; 20(1):250-254. PMID: 28271345.
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    6. Alderete TL, Jones RB, Chen Z, Kim JS, Habre R, Lurmann F, Gilliland FD, Goran MI. 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. PMID: 29220800.
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    7. Goran MI, Martin AA, Alderete TL, Fujiwara H, Fields DA. Fructose in Breast Milk Is Positively Associated with Infant Body Composition at 6 Months of Age. Nutrients. 2017 Feb 16; 9(2). PMID: 28212335.
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    8. Alderete TL, Habre R, Toledo-Corral CM, Berhane K, Chen Z, Lurmann FW, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI, Gilliland FD. Longitudinal Associations Between Ambient Air Pollution With Insulin Sensitivity, ß-Cell Function, and Adiposity in Los Angeles Latino Children. Diabetes. 2017 07; 66(7):1789-1796. PMID: 28137791.
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    9. Noble EE, Hsu TM, Jones RB, Fodor AA, Goran MI, Kanoski SE. Early-Life Sugar Consumption Affects the Rat Microbiome Independently of Obesity. J Nutr. 2017 01; 147(1):20-28. PMID: 27903830.
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    10. 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 06; 24(6):1274-82. PMID: 27133873; PMCID: PMC4882248 [Available on 06/01/17].
    11. 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. PMID: 26633899; PMCID: PMC4669142.
    12. 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 01; 97:43-8. PMID: 26606887.
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    13. 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 Dec; 102(6):1381-8. PMID: 26511224.
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    14. 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. PMID: 26256555; PMCID: PMC4551584.
    15. 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 Jul 16; 7(7):5850-67. PMID: 26193309; PMCID: PMC4517031.
    16. 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. PMID: 26046253.
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    17. 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. PMID: 25835281.
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    18. 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 Mar; 23(3):543-51. PMID: 25644856.
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    19. Hsieh S, Klassen AC, Curriero FC, Caulfield LE, Cheskin LJ, Davis JN, Goran MI, Weigensberg MJ, Spruijt-Metz D. Built Environment Associations with Adiposity Parameters among Overweight and Obese Hispanic Youth. Prev Med Rep. 2015; 2:406-412. PMID: 26339570.
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    20. 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. PMID: 25385555.
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    21. 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. PMID: 25242636.
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    22. 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. 2015 Apr; 52(2):277-84. PMID: 25109287; PMCID: PMC4324370.
    23. 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. PMID: 24985013.
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    24. 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. PMID: 24650840.
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    25. 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 Nov; 114(11):1776-83. PMID: 24685236.
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    26. 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. PMID: 24616207; PMCID: PMC4037344.
    27. 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. PMID: 24445905; PMCID: PMC4409785.
    28. Weigensberg MJ, Lane CJ, Ávila 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 Jan 17; 14:28. PMID: 24433565; PMCID: PMC3931490.
    29. 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. PMID: 23613461; PMCID: PMC3759606.
    30. 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. PMID: 23929660; PMCID: PMC3946447.
    31. 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. PMID: 23836520.
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    32. 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. PMID: 23804528; PMCID: PMC3855210.
    33. Goran MI. How growing up sweet can turn sour. Pediatr Obes. 2013 Aug; 8(4):237-41. PMID: 23852811.
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    34. 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. PMID: 23873990; PMCID: PMC3763973.
    35. 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. PMID: 23846812.
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    36. 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. PMID: 23803890; PMCID: PMC3712545.
    37. 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. PMID: 23732284; PMCID: PMC4916951.
    38. 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. PMID: 23689494.
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    39. 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. PMID: 23762538; PMCID: PMC3666294.
    40. 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. PMID: 23653641; PMCID: PMC3638647.
    41. 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. PMID: 23433749; PMCID: PMC3722251.
    42. 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. PMID: 23386647; PMCID: PMC3590481.
    43. Goran MI. Sugar-sweetened beverages, genetic risk, and obesity. N Engl J Med. 2013 01 17; 368(3):285-6. PMID: 23323909.
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    44. 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. PMID: 23315601; PMCID: PMC3661793.
    45. Goran MI, Ulijaszek SJ, Ventura EE. High fructose corn syrup and diabetes prevalence: a global perspective. Glob Public Health. 2013; 8(1):55-64. PMID: 23181629.
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    46. 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. PMID: 23149173.
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    47. 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. PMID: 23128765; PMCID: PMC4439096.
    48. 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. PMID: 23529994.
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    49. 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. PMID: 23011805; PMCID: PMC3531568.
    50. 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. PMID: 22617559; PMCID: PMC3559241.
    51. 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. PMID: 22595618.
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    52. 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. PMID: 23814456.
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    53. 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. PMID: 22217471; PMCID: PMC4793715.
    54. 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. PMID: 22170357.
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    55. 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. PMID: 22137671; PMCID: PMC3297692.
    56. 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. PMID: 21552153.
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    57. 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. PMID: 21502883; PMCID: PMC3480316.
    58. 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. PMID: 22025778; PMCID: PMC3198061.
    59. 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. PMID: 21869763; PMCID: PMC4410716.
    60. Goran MI, Ventura EE. International journal of pediatric obesity: year in review 2010. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2011 Aug; 6(3-4):163-8. PMID: 21751832.
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    61. 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. PMID: 22654546; PMCID: PMC3328223.
    62. 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. PMID: 20888012; PMCID: PMC3039101.
    63. 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. PMID: 21357795; PMCID: PMC3064063.
    64. 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. PMID: 21332408.
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    65. 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. PMID: 21293446; PMCID: PMC3106142.
    66. 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. PMID: 21270204; PMCID: PMC3024373.
    67. 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. PMID: 21238987; PMCID: PMC3767153.
    68. 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. PMID: 23204926.
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    69. 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. PMID: 21070095.
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    70. 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. PMID: 20962157; PMCID: PMC2980971.
    71. 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. PMID: 20948525.
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    72. 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. PMID: 20387989; PMCID: PMC3752963.
    73. 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. PMID: 20885383; PMCID: PMC3081365.
    74. 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. PMID: 20852027; PMCID: PMC2992774.
    75. 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. PMID: 20736487; PMCID: PMC3709436.
    76. 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. PMID: 20660036; PMCID: PMC3050109.
    77. 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. PMID: 20444915; PMCID: PMC2913041.
    78. 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. PMID: 20432356; PMCID: PMC2924147.
    79. 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. PMID: 19952807; PMCID: PMC3163456.
    80. 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. PMID: 20150900.
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    81. 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. PMID: 19579147; PMCID: PMC4366942.
    82. 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. PMID: 22039395.
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    83. 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. PMID: 19834463; PMCID: PMC2847037.
    84. 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. PMID: 19793854; PMCID: PMC2762155.
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