I am interested in what others have to say.
I literally just got done RE-reading the chapter in Good Calories, Bad Calories about cholesterol.
My understanding was definitely that the problem was with the small, dense LDL and the number of VLDLs and that HDL was protective.
Carbohydrates can come in multiple forms. Namely glucose, sucrose, fructose, maltose, dextrose, lactose, and others.
My understanding is most or all carbohydrates break down into glucose to be used by the body for energy. Most primal carbs will be higher in glucose than any other sugar.
Fructose is metabolized differently from other sugars and can cause dose-dependent problems.