Hold the phone. The government advisory committee's new dietary guidelines just told us that dietary cholesterol doesn't affect blood cholesterol, opening up the door to guilt-free egg-and-bacon brunches. But perhaps that's not the correct reading of their new guidelines. The founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute points out that even if animal proteins don't affect LDL cholesterol, their consumption is directly linked to inflammation as well as cancer, heart disease and type-2 diabetes. There are still ways to eat a high-protein, low-carb diet without piling on animal fats by eating foods like tofu, soy beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, green peas and grains like quinoa.