From the linked-to article:
"Recently, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee lifted recommendations that consumption of dietary cholesterol should be restricted, citing research that dietary cholesterol does not have a major effect on blood cholesterol levels."
Why did it take so long to determine that dietary cholesterol does not have a major effect on blood cholesterol levels? One would suppose that that would be fairly easy to determine, so why wasn't it determined decades ago?
There is no question that dietary information is confusing. Probably it's a matter of balance and the types of carbohydrates that one eats. Sugars are absorbed very quickly which taxes the ability of the body to keep the blood sugar in check. To do so, it has to increase insulin levels to possibly damaging levels. On the other hand, although starches are converted by to body into sugars, they are absorbed much more slowly.