You're right. Those "low fat" diets can actually drive your cholesterol up.
Most people eat a lot of trans fat in their diets(pizza,frozen breakfast foods,hot pocketsfast food,junk food)then wonder why their cholesterol is up.
Then they're told to go on a low fat diet and cut out cholesterol.
Eating plenty of omega 3's is crucial.
It's hard to eat enough "good fats" when you're on these low fat starvation diets.
Cholesterol in food isn't even the problem.