Weight loss will certainly benefit those with osteoarthritis in weight bearing joints. However choosing the right food for osteoarthritis can greatly reduce the amount of pain you suffer.
This amazingly comprehensive but easy to understand article was published in the Globe and Mail. It is really worth a read.
I think Lesley Beck has done a great job so thank you to her!
The only thing I can add is other supplements suggestions rather than just glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate. Click on this link to learn more about what and why I suggest particular supplements for osteoarthritis.