Special Diet May Slow Progression of ALS By WNIJ • Feb 28, 2014 TweetShareGoogle+Email High calorie, low carb diets may slow the progression of ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Researchers say the diet could help patients avoid losing weight and muscle. Mild obesity is associated with greater survival in patients with the disease. Read the study The findings appear in The Lancet. TweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.