You said the right thing.
Cholesterol does not cause heart disease; inflammation does. The body produces arterial plaque in an attempt to put out the fire of inflammation -- in essence, a sticky Band-Aid over an open sore.
Regardless, there's a bunch of us who have been doing this a while now and have seen massive improvement in our cholesterol numbers. My starting triglycerides were 178; now 66. All other cholesterol values/ratio way down. Diabetes and inflammation markers, blood pressure, and resting heart rate -- really, any/everything you can measure -- also way down as well.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates