the truth... blood serum "cholesterol" (actually lipids) is completely uncorrelated with dietary cholesterol intake for most individuals. LDL (the 'bad stuff') does in fact transport cholesterol, but your body makes much more than most people eat, and your body can shed the rest. being fat (from other causes) will surely lower your HDL, raise your LDL, and raise your triglycerides. (this is all bad) balance your sats, omega-6 & omega-3s & monounsaturates and do not consume any artificial transfats, and you're taking care of your fat intake. ignore your dietary cholesterol intake. instead, if your doc says your numbers are a problem, cut carbs and/or calories, raise caloric expenditure, etc. to lose bodyfat, which will push all your quote-unquote 'cholesterol' numbers in the right direction research says most people only need to lose 10lbs. of bodyfat to get a very significant nudge in the right direction on all numbers. since most of us fail to do that, this tells you how stubborn we are with our bad habits.