The annual report found Texas's number of obese residents increased to 28.9 percent from 28.6 percent last year and noted that the rate has more than doubled since 1990. That's when the rate was 12.3 percent.
But Texas' number has actually improved on the grand scale of things because the entire nation is getting fatter, according to the report. Texas' ranking fell from 12th place in the previous year, and it now shares the 14th-fattest state placement with Louisiana. Missouri and Michigan now occupy the 12th-fattest spot.
The report said obesity is growing faster than any previous national public health issue. Today, 31 percent -- more than one in four Americans -- are considered obese, according to the report.
The report warns that if current trends continue, 103 million American adults - or 43 percent of the population - will be considered obese by 2018.
"Today’s children face the prospect of being the first generation in history to live sicker and die younger than their parents," he said.