TEL AVIV, Israel, November 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nutritional Growth Solutions (NG Solutions), developer of scientifically based dietary supplements, reports today positive results of a year-long clinical trial for Pro-Up, its lead product for supporting growth in children. Results of the trial show a clear increase in height and weight in children who consumed the nutritional formula, without increase in body mass index (BMI), suggesting linear growth without an obesogenic affect. The results were published by the Journal of Pediatrics in September, 2016 . The trial was an extension of a previously reported 6 months trial conducted by specialists at Schneider Children's Medical Center, Israel, led by Prof. Moshe Phillip and Prof. Raanan Shamir. The first phase was a double-blind placebo-controlled trial, comprising 200 healthy children aged 3-9 years with height and weight =10th percentile. The second 6-12 months phase, reported now, was an open-label extension, using the nutritional formula only, and included 150 of the first-phase participants, 129 of which completed the 6 months extension. The current study focused on children of an affluent society with low but within the normal weight and height, while most other existing studies focused on malnourished children populations in developing countries. Results of the study show that "good" consumers of the formula (intake =50% of recommended dose) throughout both phases of the study, significantly improved their height and weight without increase in their BMI. A dose-response was found between the amount of formula consumed/kg and improvement in height and weight. No serious adverse events were reported. The Pro-Up nutritional formula is a result of years of scientific research studying the interaction between nutrition and growth and the mechanisms responsible for driving height gain, while taking into account the well-established association between adequate nutrition, linear growth and weight gain - which demands balanced nutrition and sufficient calories as prerequisites for linear growth. The formula therefore contains high quality whey protein, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. It is low in fat and high in protein compared with other existing products.