null Sergio Burgos, PhD

Scientist, RI-MUHC

Metabolic Disorders and Complications Program

Centre for Translational Biology

Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University



protein foods • human nutrition • cardiometabolic health • environmental sustainability

Research Focus

Research in my laboratory focuses on the role of protein foods in human nutrition, cardiometabolic health, and the environment. Using dietary analyses and clinical studies, we investigate the contribution of animal- and plant-based foods to nutrient intakes, assess their effect on type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease endpoints, and quantify their impact on environmental outcomes. Our goal is to develop dietary approaches to improve human and planetary health.

Selected Publications

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  • Auclair O, Eustachio Colombo P, Milner J, Burgos SA. Partial substitutions of animal with plant protein foods in Canadian diets have synergies and trade-offs among nutrition, health and climate outcomes. Nat Food. 2024. 5(2):148-157. doi: 10.1038/s43016-024-00925-y. PMID: 38365909.

  • Auclair O, Burgos SA. Carbon footprint of Canadian self-selected diets: Comparing intake of foods, nutrients, and diet quality between low- and high-greenhouse gas emission diets. J Cleaner Prod. 2021. 316:128245. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.128245.

  • Auclair O, Burgos SA. Protein consumption in Canadian habitual diets: usual intake, inadequacy, and the contribution of animal- and plant-based foods to nutrient intakes. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2021. 46(5):501-510. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2020-0760. PMID: 33216633.

  • Auclair O, Han Y, Burgos SA. Consumption of Milk and Alternatives and Their Contribution to Nutrient Intakes among Canadian Adults: Evidence from the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey-Nutrition. Nutrients. 2019. 11(8):1948. doi: 10.3390/nu11081948. PMID: 31430962.

  • Burgos SA, Chandurkar V, Tsoukas MA, Chevalier S, Morais JA, Lamarche M, Marliss EB. Insulin resistance of protein anabolism accompanies that of glucose metabolism in lean, glucose-tolerant offspring of persons with type 2 diabetes. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2016 Nov 29;4(1):e000312. doi: 10.1136/bmjdrc-2016-000312. PMID: 27933189.