British men and women eat differently, according to a new survey announcedthis week. Researchers at the University College in London studied the dietsof over2,000 people throughout Britain. Results suggest that most men and women fallinto distinct diet groups that are influenced by where they live and theirsocio-economic status. Men and women with the poorest diets live in the northof England and Scotland and tend to be smokers and on lower incomes.Furthermore 34 per cent of men had a diet of beer and convenience food and analmost equal number of women liked the traditional British diet best. Nearly aquarter of women and 15 per cent of men had healthy diets consisting of highfibre, low fat meals and drank coffee and wines. They were generally youngerand wealthier. Full findings are published in the December issue of theJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health.