Just remember... Beach Bums don't care about things like HDL, LDL, HDL/LDL ratio, Total Cholesterol, CRP, homocysteine, vitamin B1, B2, B6, C, Folic Acid, Omega-3, blah-blah-blah..... They enjoy life, and don't fret (at least not until the hurricane eye wall is passing over...)...
They probably outlive us all, and if they don't, they go with a smile on their face.
I agree - the lack of any clear guidance makes you go nuts if you take it too seriously!!
I'll let you know what beach I end up on!!!