Houston is now the second fattest city in the USA. After winning the USA fatty league for the last three years, Houston has been pushed down to second place by Detroit.

Men's Fitness magazine compared 25 US cities (February issue). Detroit came first (scarecity of gyms, lots of TV viewing and worsening commuting times).

Houston officials were pleased, although the sixth annual survey made it clear their city still could stand to lose more than a few pounds.

?We were just ecstatic to not be the fattest city,? said Lee Labrada, a former Mr. Universe, who was named Houston?s first fitness czar in 2002.

The Detroit Health Department and mayor?s office did not immediately respond to calls seeking comment Friday.

Men?s Fitness uses 14 categories to determine the fattest cities, including the number of health clubs and sporting goods stores and the number of fast food and ice cream and doughnut shops per capita, air quality, climate, television viewing trends and availability of health care.

Texas had five of the 10 fattest cities, including Dallas, San Antonio, Fort Worth and Arlington. Others in the top 10 were Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Columbus.

On a separate list ranking the fittest locales, Honolulu was again No. 1.

1. Detroit
2. Houston
3. Dallas
4. San Antonio
5. Chicago
6. Fort Worth
7. Philadelphia
8. Arlington, Texas
9. Cleveland, Ohio
10. Columbus, Ohio
11. Atlanta
12. Mesa, Arizona
13. Oklahoma City
14. Kansas City
15. Miami
16. Las Vegas
17. Indianapolis
18. Phoenix
19. Tulsa, Oklahoma
20. Memphis, Tennessee
21. New York
22. New Orleans
23. Baltimore
24. El Paso, Texas
25. Washington

source Associated Press