Eliminating just one soda a day can have a dramatic impact on your weight and health, according to a study published Wednesday by Consumer Reports.

Dr. Jennifer Ashton, chief women's health correspondent, said that by eliminating one 20 ounce soda per day, which is approximately 119 cups of sugar in a year, an average sized person can potentially eliminate up to 52 pounds of added sugar in their diet a year.

Ashton said, "too much sugar can lead to inflammation, oxidative stress, and if effects the blood vessels in our body."

The new report proposes alternatives to soda to help people lose weight and reduce their sugar consumption.  Click here on abcnews.go.com for all the details.