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Angelina Jolie was a patient of Dr. Kristi Funk (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Angelina Jolie‘s breast cancer doctor is part of a PSA urging women to reduce their risk for breast cancer through simple lifestyle steps.

Dr. Kristi Funk has partnered non-profit the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) – which is led by Dr. Neal Barnard – to appear in the PSA which is part of the organization’s Let’s Beat Breast Cancer campaign.

The campaign is described by PCRM as ‘a four-pronged, science-backed strategy’ which was co-created by Dr. Funk and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.


The campaign offers several free resources, including an e-cookbook, that will help women adopt its four key components.

These include eating a whole food, plant-based diet, regular exercise, limiting alcohol, and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight (excess body weight increases odds of getting breast cancer after menopause).

The PSA is supported by Alicia Silverstone (Photo: PCRM)

‘Defending against rogue cancer cells’

Dr. Funk, MD, said: “What you eat can either fuel cancer or help your body seek and destroy it.

“Eating whole, colorful plant foods helps your body defend itself from rogue cancer cells.”

The PSA also features Mary Steenburgen, Ted Danson, Alicia Silverstone, and Jasmine C. Leyva, director of the documentary The Invisible Vegan.

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.