When people cut too much fat from their diets, their HDL to LDL ratios can actually get worse, increasing their risk of heart attack and stroke. But there are numerous other health risks associated with cholesterol levels that are too low. (My father-in-law spectacularly "overacheived" in lowering his cholesterol levels!) If you Google on cholesterol too lowyou'll get numerous valuable hits on the first page.
Anything below 180 mg/dL increases risk for stroke.
It is easier to raise your cholesterol if its too low rather than lower it. So based on that I would say that higher cholesterol is worse than too low.
Normal cholesterol readings should be under 100, preferably under 80. It is possible to get too low however. Any number over 120 should be checked with a physician.
To be on a low fat cholesterol diet you need to figure out a eating diet plan. You need to find out which foods you can eat and which ones are too high in cholesterol.
Easy to follow low cholesterol diets can be found at www.webmd.com/cholesterol or www.changingshape.com and www.healthcastle.com/low-cholesterol-diet.shtml
If you are looking to lover your cholesterol, oatmeal, fish and walnuts are great foods that are low in cholesterol. Beans are also very low in cholesterol.
To cook low cholesterol meals you need to base them off of foods low in cholesterol themselves. http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/healthy-recipes/low-cholesterol/main.aspx has over 3,000 low cholesterol meals you can try.
Some tasty recipes that are low in cholesterol are foods that you already eat. All you have to do is modify the recipes and replace the ingredients high in cholesterol to lower ones or none at all if possible.
You can find low cholesterol recipes at http://www.hearthealthyonline.com/healthy-recipes/low-cholesterol-recipes/low-cholesterol-recipes_ss1.html. You can also try http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/healthy-recipes/low-cholesterol/main.aspx for some great recipes.
Low Cholesterol Diet High Cholesterol Foods - Free Online Health ... www.free-online-health.com/low-cholesterol-diet.htm can help you to eat the right cholesterol and still keep your cholesterol down.
Abnormally low cholesterol is called hypocholesterolemia.
According to http://cholesterol.emedtv.com/cholesterol/low-cholesterol-foods.html fruits, veggies and whole grains are low in cholesterol. It also states that you should look for foods low in saturated and trans fats.
http://www.hearthealthyonline.com/healthy-recipes/low-cholesterol-recipes/low-cholesterol-recipes_ss1.html This website offers a wide variety of low cholesterol foods. The recipes are all free for your use.